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How tall does a mountain have to be to be considered a mountain?
Mountains are commonly measured by their height above mean sea level. Some mountains (like Mount Everest) actually rise from an elevated plateau and climbers do not start at s…ea level when climbing them. Others (on volcanic islands like Hawaii's Mauna Kea) extend from ocean floor bases thousands of feet below the surface. Generally, only undersea mountains, those that are completely submerged, are measured from base to summit.
Any shape or size (but over 3000 ft)
above 600 meters
I believe it's not height but how it was formed. Take for example Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountains. This mountain is created as the two continental plated push up aga…inst each other. This cause the Earth that meets between these two plates to push up.
less than 500 feet its considered a rolling plain, 500-999 feet, a hill, and over 1000 feet is considered a mountain that is wrong it should be above 600 meters improved by k…arunesh
Mountais are tall because when two continental plates collide by moving magma underneath the crust, the two plates push up each other, which makes the land rise up and form th…e shape of the mountains. :) hope it helped.
wow really?, maybe because they are mountains
In the film, "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain", the people of a village in Wales called Ffynnon Garw endeavored to add height to their local peak in… order to have English cartographers delcare it a mountain rather than a hill. The height they strove toward was 1000 feet.
right now mountain Rainier is considered the most dangrous if it awakens any time soon all the ice on it will come rushing down as water. mt. Rainier has more snow than any mo…untain and for 2009 so far it is consider the most dangrous
The side that the wind is blowing toward. The permanent windward side of a mountain would be the side toward which the prevailing winds blow.
A mountain is considered to be a mountain if it is over 1000 feet above sea level. There was a film in the 1990's starring Hugh Grant and Colm Meaney about a Welsh village who… stated that their mountain was the first as you entered Wales from England. Hugh Grant, who played an English surveyor, stated that it was less than 1000 feet and therefore only a hill which the locals didn't take well to so they started to take stones and pebbles up the hill and place them so that it would raise the height above this value which it eventually did. The title of the film? The Englishman who went up a hill but came down a mountain.
A mountain must be over 1000 feet to considered a mountain. Here's a little tip: Any landscape less than 500 feet is considered a rolling plane, however, between 500 and 999… feet, a hill. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_tall_does_a_mountain_have_to_be_to_be_considered_a_mountain#ixzz29H55GbZ0