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  • End of Year Geography Quiz, Question 28:

    28. Of the world's 100 tallest mountains, approximately what percentage are located in Asia?

  • #2
    This one is easy. They're all in Asia. Aconcagua in Argentina is the tallest mountain outside of Asia. Answer is 100%.

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    • #3
      I'm gonna say it's at least 20% outside of asia (80% in asia), with most/all of those being in S. America.
      I looked it up once to prove to an Argentinian friend that his country's mountains were not the tallest in the world. I think he still thinks they are.

      edited to clarify the percentage in/out of asia.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Double R Bar
        This one is easy. They're all in Asia. Aconcagua in Argentina is the tallest mountain outside of Asia. Answer is 100%.
        I agree... but double r beat me to it.

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        • #5
          Double R and dukehjsteve are both correct, so out for #29.

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          • #6
            Aconcagua is just shy of 7000m. I found a list that shows 52 Asian peaks between 7000m and 8000m (with 14 higher than 8000m), but I suspect the list is incomplete, I'd bet on several times as many 7000m peaks, but maybe I'm wrong.

            A nice list with photos, of the 8000m peaks:

            http://www.climb.mountains.com/Photo_Ga ... ousand.htm

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            • #7
              So beautiful, alluring even yet so inhospitable.
              Our world it truely wonderful
              Tom Hyland:
              "squack and wineturtle get it"

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              • #8
                Wow 100% in asia. I can't wait to tell my friend that his country's mountains aren't even in the top 100 (neither are mine, but he seems to care more than I)

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                • #9
                  Of the 44 tallest mountains in the continental US, 37 are in Colorado, 3 in Washington, and 4 in California... and California's 4 includes # 1 ( Whitney).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dukehjsteve
                    Of the 44 tallest mountains in the continental US, 37 are in Colorado, 3 in Washington, and 4 in California... and California's 4 includes # 1 ( Whitney).
                    Are you including Alaska in the continental USA? I'm guessing not.

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                    • #11
                      contiguous :idea:
                      Tom Hyland:
                      "squack and wineturtle get it"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dukehjsteve
                        ... and California's 4 includes # 1 ( Whitney).
                        And it is no big secret but geologically curious that the highest point in the lower 48 - Mt. Whitney at 14,505 feet - is only about 75 miles from the lowest point in North America - Badwater in Death Valley at 282 feet below sea level.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by wineturtle
                          contiguous :idea:
                          Yes, there are some very large "hills" up there in Palin Country.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rasb
                            Originally posted by wineturtle
                            contiguous :idea:
                            Yes, there are some very large "hills" up there in Palin Country.
                            Climb the correct one and you can see a Russian eating tomorrows breakfast :shock:
                            Tom Hyland:
                            "squack and wineturtle get it"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dukehjsteve
                              and California's 4 includes # 1 ( Whitney).
                              -

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