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Tue 12 Sep #1 
Ruby Franks (online)
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I've found out something today. Today's brainoff. Mountains - World made me think.

It seems that in the English speaking world there is no generally accepted definition of a mountain; in the USA it's anything over 1000' (300 m), in the UK 2000' (600 m). Scrolling through the facts I can see there are several UK 'mountains' which are well below either height.

What's the Factacular definition of a mountain? Once I know, I'm happy to have a closer look at the subject.




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Wed 13 Sep #2 
JMK
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As Facta is a UK site we usually go with  UK definitions/conventions.  Is the topic you mean  Mountain Ranges - World? If so needs to have a group of linked hills or mountains where I would expect at least one to meet the definition of a mountain. So the subject could do with a cull to remove those without a mountain, but if there are ones that are very well-known or significant in some way they could perhaps be included?

Or did you mean the Mountains - Locations one? Same criteria as above would apply.




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Wed 13 Sep #3 
Ruby Franks (online)
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Sorry, Mountain Ranges - World, some of the UK ones are English hills well below 1000'. I was born in Devon which is hilly but only has one point over 2000', which is not described as a mountain or a hill, it's a tor on Dartmoor.

So a quick look through gives South Downs, Quantocks,  North York Moors,  North Downs,  Mendips, Chilterns, to be deleted. There are a couple of others which I believe are usually refered to as hills: Cheviots and Peninnes which both have several peaks over 2000' so should stay.

It could be a long term project for idle moments, to check the highest point of each of the ranges in the subect and add it to the info/trivia. Then fusspots like me won't be posting. 

(Also have posted to change Brecon Beacons trivia, I think gruelling is the intention rather than gruesome...)




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Wed 13 Sep #4 
JMK
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That might be a matter of opinion but yes, I think gruelling was intened. :)




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