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Welcome to WikiProject Mountains.

First, an important note for everyone to remember: A few Wikipedians have gotten together to make some suggestions about how we might organize data in articles about mountains. These are only suggestions, things to give you focus and to get you going, and you shouldn't feel obligated in the least to follow them. But if you do not know what to write or where to begin, following the below guidelines may be helpful. Mainly, we just want you to write articles!

Scope[edit]

This WikiProject aims primarily to provide a common layout for articles on named mountains. That is, a mountain that has been given a name (e.g. Mount Robson), not for articles just related to mountains (e.g. mountaineering).

Portal[edit]

The main portal for this project is Portal:Mountains from which there are numerous links to relevant articles, grouped by subject, as well as features such as Picture of the Month. The shortcut for the portal is P:MTN.

Parentage[edit]

The parent of this WikiProject is WikiProject Geography.

Descendant Wikiprojects[edit]

Similar Wikiprojects[edit]

Agenda[edit]

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Participants[edit]

User Areas of interest Comments
Flyinsoulboy (talk · contribs) Working on Darchula District and Api (mountain) Darchula, Nepal
RedWolf (talk · contribs) Canadian Rockies, Mountains in Nepal Have been hiking and scrambling in the Canadian Rockies for many years. Visited Nepal in 2002 and trekked to Mt. Everest. Reached 20,000 ft (6100 metres) on a peak SE of Everest.
Stewartadcock (talk · contribs)
Maveric149 (talk · contribs) I've already created/expanded a bunch of the Cascade Range articles
Hike395 (talk · contribs) The Sierra Nevada, and to some extent the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Coast Ranges
Patton1138 (talk · contribs) Working on Colorado; just finished up initial work on Front Range
William M. Connolley (talk · contribs) Im just starting on the Ecrins; see User:William M. Connolley/Ecrins if interested.
Alojmm (talk · contribs) Just beginning on the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
ColoradoZ (talk · contribs) Currently working on mountains in the Sawatch and Elk Ranges.
Will Beback (talk · contribs)
MONGO (talk · contribs)
Jfg284 (talk · contribs) Working on selected White Mountains.
mypyrex (talk · contribs) The Pyrenees, GR10 and GR11 Original author of Vignemale.
Nomadtales (talk · contribs) Australian and Papua New Guinean Mountains Currently fixing up Tasmania articles
Gwimpey (talk · contribs)
RobertoAlva (talk · contribs)
Throughthelens (talk · contribs) Correcting and doing Colorado
dabean (talk · contribs)
Phenz (talk · contribs)
Blinutne (talk · contribs)
Nationalparks (talk · contribs) I've been adding the template whenever I can (example Fajada Butte), and starting new stub articles (example Twilight Peak).
Shogun (talk · contribs) Mainly stuff in Victoria.
Jarfingle (talk · contribs) Primarily discrete mountains throughout Southeast Alaska :)
pmc (talk · contribs) features of Western Canada, particularly things associated with the Alpine Club of Canada (i.e. huts)
spireguy (talk · contribs) Various world peaks, US peaks; interested in peaks with great local relief; lately did a bunch on the fourteeners
Qyd (talk · contribs) Western Canada, particulatily Alberta
Johntex (talk · contribs) Just created Mount Anderson (Antarctica) as a stub and will try to expand to submit to DYK.
Daniel Case (talk · contribs) Mountains of New York State and New Jersey, primarily Catskills Hoping to get Slide Mountain up to FA status one day
Dentren (talk · contribs) South Andean mountains Created Mocho-Choshuenco, will soon climb it
Skookum1 (talk · contribs) BC-Yukon-PacNW Have been building directories/pages for all BC Mtn ranges, coordinating content and peak entries; see also Wikipedia:WikiProject BC and Category:Mountain ranges of British Columbia
Darwinek (talk · contribs) Mostly volcanoes and areas with less attention (Africa etc.).
jrbouldin (talk · contribs) Western USA, esp Pacific States, esp CA
JMiall (talk · contribs) Europe I will be in various mountainous areas around Europe this year (2007): Andorra, Balkans etc. Let me know if you want any photos taking.
Michael Campbell (talk · contribs)
Tsylos (talk · contribs) Mountains in BC Updating current mountains in BC with the Mountain Template
Seattle Skier (talk · contribs) Volcanoes, worldwide and especially the Pacific Ring of Fire and Cascades; mountains of Alaska, BC, Antarctica Created Volcanic Seven Summits, Thirteener, numerous articles about Cascade volcanoes, plus other volcanoes and mountains
Justin.Johnsen (talk · contribs) Mountains of California Elevation standardization to  NAVD 88 in North America.
Ericoides (talk · contribs) Alps, Pyrenees
GeoWriter (talk · contribs) geology, particularly volcanoes
ALK (talk · contribs) Alaska's 16'ers
Berland (talk · contribs) Mountains of Norway
HistoryIntern (talk · contribs) Pacific Northwest and Hawaii +north Have been working on Cascades
Sammy9990 (talk · contribs) British Mountains, Alps
Mehmet Karatay (talk · contribs) Mount Kenya, Scottish Mountains
Hydrogen Iodide (talk · contribs) Cascades, West Coast US Mountains, Tibet, Andes, et
Roland'91 (talk · contribs) Alps, Himalaya, high mountains (7 summits), etc.
Viewfinder (talk · contribs) General, but with particular interest in the accuracy of peak heights and topographic prominence
Buaidh (talk · contribs) The mountains of North America, the Rocky Mountains, the cartography of North America, topographic prominence, topographic isolation. Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Mountain peaks of North America, Mountain peaks of Canada, Mountain peaks of México, Mountain peaks of the United States, Mountain peaks of Alaska, Mountain peaks of California, Mountain peaks of Colorado, Mountain ranges of Colorado, Mountain passes of Colorado.
RideABicycle (talk · contribs) Catskill Mountains
Erinhayden (talk · contribs) Mountains in California Created Sawtooth Peak page, and plan to continue adding information for more California mountains.
Volcanoguy (talk · contribs) Igneous mountains of Canada Created numerous Canadian volcano articles.
Kataiklaeya (talk · contribs) Mountains of Northwestern Montana and surrounding area.
Pgagnon999 (talk · contribs) New England mountains Currently working on articles about fault-block traprock mountains and their trails in central and southern New England (Holyoke Range for instance).
John Wormell (talk · contribs) Australian Alps (specifically the Snowy Mountains) Currently working on mountains I have climbed, will get onto others sooner or later.
Jespinos (talk · contribs) Southern Andes
Imars (talk · contribs) Hidaka Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan; Moved on to other mountain ranges in Japan, Ishikari Mountains, Yatsugatake Mountains, and subranges of the Ōu Mountains. Used to live in Hidaka.
Droll (talk · contribs) Oregon, Nevada and California mountains in that order Been working on mountain articles on and off for awhile. Figured I'd join on.
PelionClimber (talk · contribs) Mount Pelion West, Mount Pelion East,Mount Ragoona and Barn Bluff (all in Tasmania, Australia) I have climbed these four mountains and have completed the Wikipedia articles on Pelion East, Pelion West,Ragoona and added content on Barn Bluff. Much of the content is in the form of photos that I have taken while climbing these mountains.
Petersent (talk · contribs) US northeast I have been doing some light editing to learn how to contribute to Wikipedia. Some of my photos have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
Ahtih (talk · contribs) Himalayas and Andes Mostly creating or improving stub/start class articles and contributing photos.
Kborland (talk · contribs) Reading Prong and Blue Ridge Mountains Working on articles for individual ridges and summits.
Greatestrowerever (talk · contribs) Ultras, Prominence theory and lists thereof. Have been working on the lists of Ultras and other prominence based articles. Also infoboxes and the like.
Zacharie Grossen (talk · contribs) Alps Trying to improve some articles, creating stubs
Mstanic (talk · contribs) Australian Alps and the Great Dividing Range, predominantly in the State of Victoria Adding and updating summits in the Upper Yarra Valley.
arbogastlw (talk · contribs) Appalachian Mountains Working on mountain ranges, peaks and passes of Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland
Paul Mundt (talk · contribs) Himalayas, Andes, Mountains of Japan Mostly focused on mountains in Japan, including, but not limited to, Hyakumeizan.
Ktr101 (talk · contribs) New Hampshire Mountains Focused on that, although I will work on others.
Av9 (talk · contribs) Volcanoes and high, glaciated mountains Edited Mount Cleveland (Alaska) page
Little Mountain 5 (talk · contribs) Oregon mountains Have worked on several mountains and geographical features in Oregon
DiverDave (talk · contribs) Mountains in Antarctica, North America, and South America Created numerous pages for Australian Antarctic Territory, East Antarctica, and Mountains of Antarctica categories
Mike Cline (talk · contribs) Interested in expanding coverage of mountains and ranges associated with Yellowstone National Park, Montana and Wyoming Avid fly fisherman from Bozeman, MT with a passion for Montana and Yellowstone history.
Tea with toast (talk · contribs) Rocky Mountains, among other wonderful places
Cullen328 (talk · contribs) Sierra Nevada, Mount Shasta, Cascades I also work on biographies of mountaineers, and mountaineering equipment
Bermicourt (talk · contribs) Germany and the Alps Specialising in translations from German Wikipedia
Starzynka (talk · contribs) All over. Mostly stubbing work, missing articles from other wikipedias
Mmcannis (talk · contribs) Arizona or
Lower Colorado River
Valley Mtn ranges
(AZ-Nevada-Calif-(or Sonora))
(195 ranges in Arizona)
Lately working on Madrean Sky Islands area of southeast AZ, (or associated, valleys, etc.)
Soumit ban (talk · contribs) The Himalayan range(mostly the Uttarakhand region) I think that the Himalayas are the one and only mountains that provide both taste of adventure as well as religion.
ContrillionAU (talk) 10:29, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Nabil rais2008 (talk) 10:29, 1 October 2010 (UTC) Mountains of Pakistan. I like to add more articles of many mountains of Pakistan on Wikipedia.
Schmed2000 (talk · contribs) California Thirteeners I'm an alpinist and a software architect (among other things). Since early 2000 I have been maintaining a prominence-based list of the California Thirteeners (http://www.vulgarianramblers.org/ca_13ers.php). I wrote some software (similar to, but predating WinProm) to collect prominence data from Digital Elevation Models. My list has been cited as a source on the Thirteener page, so I thought I might as well contribute to the development of this and related Wikipedia content.
Knowing guy (talk · contribs) Mountains of Iran. Edited: List of mountains in Iran, List of volcanoes in Iran, etc.
Roland Neave (talk · contribs) Mountains of Wells Gray Park, British Columbia I wrote a book about Wells Gray Park in 1974 and it is now in a 5th revised edition. It deals with roads, trails, geology, place names and history. Since beginning of 2011, I've been expanding Wikipedia's many stub articles about the park and I've created new ones about several mountains.
Xufanc (talk · contribs) Many, many articles, including Mountains of Aragon, List of mountains in Thailand, Serra del Montsià, Doi Nang Non, Breast shaped hills I like mountain hiking and I am fascinated by mountains large and small. I also like to learn about the anthropologic/ethnologic significance of mountains, like the origin of their name or local myths surrounding their shape.

My way: I prefer to write short articles, preferably with a good picture if available, sticking to the very basic information about the mountain or range in question, rather than overwhelming the reader with loads of information which IMO only buries the basic, useful data.

User:Geofferybard Tetons, Canadian Rockies, White Mountains of New Hampshire, Catskills, Sawatch National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Sierras, Patagonia,Himalayas, Alps, Thirteeners in the Lower 48, Hawaii's volcanoes, Denali Used to run list servs which are still around but not particularly active on Rainier, Grand Teton. Also interested in the Gunks. Climbing and environmental preservation, clean climbing, geology. Even mountain ranges in Antarctica and on other planets are interesting to me. Snow skiing, glaciology, avalanche physics. Mountain rescue technology and history of climbing.
User:Wikimedes 8000ers Would like to add info on 1st ascent books written by first ascenders and other books of interest, and on relative difficulties and dangers of climbing the 8000ers.
Pseudois (talk · contribs) Himalaya, Andes, other high ranges Interested in geographic, socio-cultural and mountaineering aspects
Star-Syrup (talk · contribs) Mountains of North America(main interest:Rocky Mountains)
Samar (talk · contribs) Mountain ranges and peaks in Pakistan. Creating stubs of notable peaks.
Draconrex (talk · contribs) Elk Mountains of Colorado, Geology of Gunnison Country, Education in Colorado, Rail Transport of the Rocky Mountains, The Western Slope of Colorado's Continental Divide, Rail Transport and the little giants of the Rocky Mountains, State Normal School of Colorado, History and Geology of the Gunnison Country, Mountains, Peaks, Passes, Trails, Basins, Drainages, Geology, Minerals, others
The Interior (talk · contribs) Columbia, Coast, and Rocky Mountains of Western Canada Expanding stubs on mountains, template work, cleanup, images (my own, PD flickr uploads, existing Commons images), categories, etc.
HueSatLum (talk · contribs) Seven Summits Trying to get all Seven Summits to FA.
Bs4173 (talk · contribs) Mainly Colorado Afraid of heights.
Wabba The I (talk · contribs) All mountains, especially stub pages.
Curtaintoad (talk · contribs) All mountains
Torreslfchero (talk · contribs) Mountains in South Asia
JohnK92 (talk · contribs) Mountains in Alaska, and the Alps
Rufus Hawthorne (talk · contribs) Columbias, Canadian Rockies
Racerx11 (talk · contribs) Infoboxes of the world's ultras About three years in now, most efforts are in topographic prominence and adding location maps
Obfucius (talk · contribs) American southwest New user
SymmetricalMegalomania (talk · contribs) Allgäu and Ammergau Alps Expanding stubs about mountains in the Allgäu and Ammergau Alps by translating the corresponding German articles to English.
Gilderien (talk · contribs) Mountains wherever I go, mainly the UK, US, and France. DYK mountain articles
Rystheguy (talk · contribs) Mountains wherever I'm living, currently South Korea.
Afasmit (talk · contribs) Alps, height lists, mountaineering history About 9 years in now. Added lots of mountains and climbing history. Created and maintain the lists of highest mountains of the world (with the help of Viewfinder (talk · contribs)), of Africa, of the Alps (in three parts for it got a bit big), of Austria and of New Guinea. Rewrote and currently working on a fair List of first ascents.
Caealn (talk · contribs) All mountains are cool. But if I had to choose one area of interest, then definitely the Himalaya or the Karakoram ranges.
Arbustum (talk · contribs) Polish, Czech and Central Europe mountain ranges Being Polish and visiting the mountains yearly, I really want to share new knowledge and create new pages about mountain ranges, mountains and physical parts of mountains.
Paul H. (talk · contribs) As a geologist and geomorphologist who lives in a state devoid of significant topography, I have an avocational interest in the tectonic geomorphology and glacial geology of mountains and hills. I find it fascinating how structural geology and surficial processes interact to create and shape mountains, hills, and other landforms.

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Structure[edit]

A template will provide a common set of features on a mountain organized into a consistent format. The template will include an infobox, that contains the following attributes:

  • name of the mountain/peak
  • elevation, in both metres and feet. Metres should be listed first except for mountains in the United States, where feet is given first. The international spelling of metres should be used for non-USA mountains (versus the American spelling "meter").
  • latitude and longitude
  • mountain range in which the peak is located within
  • date of first ascent
  • difficulty of easiest ascent (e.g. snow/ice climb, scramble, hike)
  • topography map reference (e.g. 83E/03)
  • picture(s) and caption. The caption should include month and year if known.

The body of the article should try to provide the following information:

  • history of the mountain, including how it received its name
  • geology
  • trail head and approach routes
  • timeline of ascents if it is a major mountain of the world; for example, any of the eight-thousanders.
  • detailed information on the first ascent including party members and nationality
  • common climbing routes (and grade)

After creating an article, add it to the relevant section on List of mountains by elevation. If there is an article containing a list of mountains for that country to which the mountain belongs, also add the new entry to that list (e.g. List of mountains in Canada, List of mountains of the United States).

Categorization[edit]

If an article is added to the project, please also add it to one of the mountain categories: e.g. Category:Mountains of Canada, Category:Mountains of France, Category:Mountains of the United States. Also consider adding a link to the article to the appropriate list article, such as List of mountains of the United States, Canada, etc.

If a country specific mountains category does not exist, then add it to one of the continent specific categories such as Category:Mountains of Europe or Category:Mountains of Asia. If those are not applicable, then add it to Category:Mountains. For a country that does not have a specific category yet, the general rule is to create a category for the country only when the number of existing mountain articles is five or more.

Category:Mountains


For a fully expanded list or if JavaScript is not enabled, see /Categories.

Hierarchy Definition[edit]

No classification of Mountains has been defined. Possible future possibilities could be by continent or major mountain chains.

General Strategy and Discussion forums[edit]

Templates[edit]

Mount Baker
Mount Baker.jpg
Mount Baker from the northeast
Elevation 10,778 ft (3,285 m)
Prominence 8,881 ft (2,707 m)
Listing Ultra
Location
Location Washington, United States
Range Cascade Range
Coordinates 48°46′40.8″N 121°48′43.2″W / 48.778000°N 121.812000°W / 48.778000; -121.812000
Topo map USGS Mount Baker
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock <30 Kyr
Volcanic arc/belt Cascade Volcanic Arc
Last eruption 1880
Climbing
First ascent 1868 by Edmund T. Coleman and party
Easiest route rock/ice climb

There is one infobox that makes any mountain infobox: {{Infobox mountain}}. See an example, right, of the use of the template. This template has three required parameters:

  • Name
  • Elevation (metric units first, but US customary units first for peaks in the USA). For conversions use {{convert}} or use one of the following automatic conversion parameters.
    • Elevation_m for conversion from metres to feet
    • Elevation_ft for conversion from feet to metres
  • Location (State/Province, then country).

It has many optional parameters:

Parameter Description
name Name of the mountain.
photo Name of the image file, preferably providing a view that shows the bulk of the mountain. Do not include the File: or Image: prefix as this is done automatically by the template.
photo_size Width in pixels (px) of the photo. If this template line is not included, the default width is 285px. Note, however, if it is included without a parameter value, the photo may not display properly.
photo_caption Description of the photo; the text is displayed below the image.
range The mountain range if applicable.
prominence Topographic prominence if known. Please cite the source.
coordinates For use with {{coord}}.
topo Map authority and map name. For example, in Canada the National Topographic System (NTS) map number can be specified. For the USA, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) map number can be specified.
type See List of mountain types.
volcanic_arc/belt If volcano, it may be part of a volcanic arc or volcanic belt.
age The geologic age of the rock. See geologic time scale.
last_eruption If volcano, last major eruption, not steam.
first_ascent If not a hike-up mountain, year and members of expedition.
easiest_route The easiest route to the summit. Examples include Hike, Scramble and any of the YDS grades.
grid_ref_uk For peaks in the United Kingdom, a grid reference such as from British national grid reference system.
grid_ref_ireland Grid reference for peaks in Ireland.
listing If peak belongs to well-known list of hills, e.g., Munros
translation If peak name is not English, it is good to provide a translation.
language If peak name is not English.
pronunciation If non-obvious


Copy and paste a sample infobox from any of the following links to get started:

The previous multi-template is no longer used.

For a list of articles using it, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Mountains/List of mountains

Assessment template[edit]

Talk pages of articles about mountains are encouraged to use {{WikiProject Mountains}}. The talk pages that do use this template are at pages linking to template.

NOTE: An older redireect to this template {{Mountain}} should not be used on new talk pages.

For lists, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Mountains/Assessment

Related, specialised infobox[edit]

Hills in Great Britain often come with multiple named summits. For this situation, there are two specialized templates:

The {{Infobox british hills double}} template is now deprecated and should not be used.

Mountain Pass infobox[edit]

Usage is nearly identical to that of {{Infobox mountain}}, though there are fewer fields (see the template page for more details).

Please add {{Mountain Pass}} to the talk page.

Mountain Range infobox[edit]

See the template page for list of fields.

Citation templates[edit]

All good articles must have reliable sources and mountain articles are certainly no exception. Key information in the infobox, including elevation, prominence, coordinates, first (recorded) ascent, last eruption (for volcanoes) should have cited sources. Some of the common sources used now have citation templates to make it easier to cite them as a source. At present, the following citation templates are available:

Userboxes[edit]

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{{User interest mountains}}
Peak of the Matterhorn, seen from Zermatt, Switzerland.jpg This user is interested in
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Measurement units[edit]

All nations, including the United States, now use SI units for geodetic measurements. Modern elevation measurements reference a geoid rather than sea level (since the oceans are now known to have their own highs and lows.) It is therefore no longer appropriate to append "above sea level" to elevation measurements.

When giving elevation, prominence, or isolation in the United States, please use "feet" or "miles" first followed by "meters" or "kilometers" in parentheses. For all other peaks, please reverse the order: metric first, then imperial in parentheses. For mountains of the United States, use the American spelling "meters" while for all other mountains use the international spelling "metres".

Consider using the {{convert}} template to automatically convert units and avoid conversion errors. For example, for Mount Elbert using {{convert|14439.6|ft|0}} will produce 14,439.6 feet (4,401 m). This template has a more extra options that can be used to control whether the units are wiki-linked or abbreviated. See Template:Convert for detailed instructions and Template:Convert/list of units for a list of units that can be used. Template:epi can be used to construct sortable tables displaying elevation, topographic prominence, and topographic isolation.

Please read WP:UNITS for more information from the Wikipedia Manual of Style

U.S. vertical datum[edit]

In 1991, the United States converted from the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) for vertical control of the 48 contiguous states. Please see NGVD 29 and NAVD 88 and Height Conversion. Unfortunately, the elevation of most summits in the United States still reference the NGVD 29. This results in a vertical error of as much as 2.5 metres (8 feet), most noticeably in the Rocky Mountains. Elevations referencing NGVD 29 should be converted to NAVD 88 using the VERTCON orthometric height convertor.

Naming conventions[edit]

See also: Wikipedia:Naming conventions (landforms)

Articles should be named according to the most common name for a mountain. If alternate names exist, mention them in the article and create redirects for them to prevent duplicate articles. "Mount" will always be expanded in the article name. For example, Mount Logan and not [[Mt. Logan]]. A redirect for "Mt. <name>" should be created to prevent duplicate articles.

If a mountain name is not unique, the convention is to create a disambiguation page for the mountain. Then, all mountains by that name will be disambiguated by putting the political division name of the mountain in parenthesis after the mountain name. For example, Mount Columbia exists in both Alberta, Canada and Colorado, United States. The disambiguated pages are subsequently named: Mount Columbia (Canada) and Mount Columbia (Colorado).

Some mountains/peaks have the same name in the same political division. For example, Granite Peak has been given to over 40 peaks in the United States alone with it existing multiple times within certain states. In this case, the naming convention is to add a distinguishing sub-classification of the political division. For example, in the United States, one would also add the county name: e.g. Brown Peak (Kern County, California). When this situation occurs as it does for Granite Peak and Brown Peak, the standard infobox template will not be used. Instead, a table listing the peak names and unique geographical information will be used. See Granite Peak and Brown Peak for examples of this table. Articles that contain these lists should include the template {{mountainindex}} at the bottom, to place them into the correct category.

If a mountain crosses multiple states/provinces within a country or more than one country, the disambiguated name should use the mountain range instead. For example, Mount Quincy Adams (Fairweather Range) which is on the Canada/United States border.

Some names refer to both a set of mountains, and possibly other non-mountain articles. In this case, please create two articles: a standard disambiguation article that follows the standard Manual of Style (WP:MOSDAB), and a different article that contains just the list of mountains with the same name. This other article should be titled "List of peaks named XXXXX" where XXXXX is the common name of the peak. The disambiguation article should refer to the list article. For example, see Mount Wilson and List of peaks named Mount Wilson.

Picture Gallery[edit]

  • Gallery of mountains contains a gallery of photos used by the project's articles. After adding a new picture, also consider adding it to this page.

Resources[edit]

Some useful resources for information on mountains:

Government sources[edit]

Outdoor Recreation WikiProject Proposal[edit]

To all members of this WikiProject: please visit the proposal pagefor a new Outdoor Recreation WikiProject and give your feedback, especially in regards to how (and whether) it could build on and complement the work of this WikiProject and connect it to related WikiProjects.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This source is reliable only for latitude, longitude, elevation, prominence. It is an "unreliable source" for range definitions, unnamed/unofficial name designations and other material and is often at odds with official definitions.

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