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A summit is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. Mathematically, a summit is a local maximum in elevation. In terms of elevation opposite to it are foothills.
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On the Top of the World

1. April 2015.Mountains.#mountains

Top of the World Highway The Top of the World Highway is a 127-kilometre long highway, beginning at a junction with the Taylor Highway near Jack Wade, Alaska traveling east to its terminus at the ferry terminal in West Dawson, Yukon, on the western banks of the Yukon River. The highway has been in existence [...]

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Mountains of Valais

12. März 2015.Mountains.#human

The Canton of Valais is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland, situated in the southwestern part of the country, around the valley of theRhône from its headwaters to Lake Geneva, separating the Pennine Alps from the Bernese Alps. The canton is simultaneously one of the driest regions of Switzerland in its central Rhône valley and [...]

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Beautiful Things

11. März 2015.Humanity.#hill

Beautiful Things - Hill Town A hill town is any citadel town built upon hills to make invasion difficult. Often protected by defensive walls, steep embankments, or cliffs, such hilltop settlements provided natural defenses for their inhabitants. In Europe, especially in Italy, Spain, Portugal and southern France, such towns were common. The Spanish even brought [...]

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