Monday, October 18, 2010

Ibama Twins hit the Himalayas in India

Rex calls to Max, "Hey, Max, wait for me! these himalayan dunes are deep and pop up without your knowing it. I'm following your footprints. Don't hike so fast! "

Max answers, "Oh come on, Rex, you have to keep up. It's almost nightfall." But we don't have to worry. Our sweaters are so bright, they will light our way even if it does get dark!"

"Here's some details about the Himalayan range," says Max.

The Himalaya Range (Sanskrit: literally, "abode of snow", Hindi/Sanskrit: हिमालय, IPA: /hɪˈmɑːləj(ə)/), the Himalayas or Himalaya for short, is a mountain range in Asia, separating the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. By extension, it is also the name of a massive mountain system that includes the Karakoram, the Hindu Kush, and other, lesser, ranges that extend out from the Pamir Knot.
Together, the Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest, and home to the world's highest peaks, the Eight-thousanders, which include Mount Everest and K2. To comprehend the enormous scale of this mountain range, consider that Aconcagua, in the Andes, at 6,962 metres (22,841 ft) is the highest peak outside Asia, whereas the Himalayan system includes over 100 mountains exceeding 7,200 m (23,622 ft)

Watch for the Ibamas at Mount Everest and K2 next time! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm so interesting. I didn't know those existed. :)