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Mt Kosciusko And Mt Everest

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Mt Everest & Mt Kosciuszko
Comparative Analysis

By Kai Koskinen
Bibliography
Basic Information about Mt Kosciuszko
Location - Snowy Mountains, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

At 2,228 meters above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Australia

It's coordinates are 36.4560° S(Lat), 148.2633° E(Long), South Eastern part of NSW
Mt Everest ...
Mt Kosciuszko ...
Basic Information about Mt Everest
Location - Mahalangur section of the Himalayas in Nepal.

At 8,848 meters above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the world

It's coordinates are 27.9881° N, 86.9253° E
Formation
Uniqueness
Cultural significance
Human Interaction
Evaluation
Mount Everest : formed by plate tectonics as the Indian plate crashed into the Asian plate. Continental Convergence.

Mt Kosciuszko: formed as a result of Gondwana stretching and splitting along with some other geomorpological events
Mt Everest
World's tallest mountain
Continues to grow at 0.25inch/year due to geological uplift
Home to a minute black jumping spider which hide in crevices and feed on frozen insects.
Estimate of 120 climber's bodies

Mt Kosciuszko
Highest Mountain on Australia Continent
Lowest of the 7 Summits - easiest to climb
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for its many rare and endemic plants and flowers
Also home to Australia's highest toilet

Mt Everest:
There are many different tribes and sub-tribes within the Himalayan mountain ranges
Tibetan and Nepalese cultures respect the mountain with names that describe it as a Goddess and a holy place.

Mt Kosciuszko:
Home to Aboriginal people for more than 20,000years. In the summer large groups came together for feasting and ceremonies.
This happened around the same time as the migration of the Bogong moth from southern Queensland to the region which they then cooked in hot ash and was very nutritious meal.


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"Early Primate Evolution: The First Primates." Early Primate Evolution: The First Primates. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_who_died_climbing_Mount_Everest bib me!

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"About The Snowy Mountains · ." Snowy Mountains RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014.
Geomorphological Hazards
Australian Alps made of soil rather than rock, The alpine soil is highly vulnerable due to low temperatures, frost and strong winds making regrowth of plants slow and once exposed the soil is vulnerable to weather and more likely to erode

Glacial lake outburst floods have a significant geomorphological effect on Mt Everest; for example rockslides and avalanches caused by increased snowmelt.

Landslides are also a geomorphological hazard to both mountain ranges.
Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay
Decades of Litter
"Coast to Kosciuszko" Ultra Marathon
Hiking to Mt Kosciuszko
Summit of Mt Kosciuszko
I feel that Mt Kosciusko is a better protected site even though i believe that Everest is more valued on a world wide scale due to being the tallest mountain in the world. I feel that Kosciusko is environmentally easier to manage because of the challenges and the high risk factor of death on Mt Everest, which would make it hard for people to go up to simply clear up some of the 50 tonnes of trash. Mt Kosciusko has a national park,native animals and plants that are protected and maintained by rangers.
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