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Sweden's highest peak is not the highest anymore (cnn.com)
28 points by Tomte 7 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments





TIL - Sweden does not have very tall mountains. For some reason I envisioned the Scandinavian countries as being very mountainous, which is my mind means at least 3-4,000 meters.

No, mountains are not very tall in Scandinavia, but remember that the treeline in Sweden is generally at about 700 to 1100 meters (ca. 2300 feet to 3600 feet).

The high altitudes at the fells are windy, rocky and cold (and rainy). And the valleys between them full of bugs during the summer.

But it's very pretty there up north.


It's realy old mountains grinded down by weather and ice ages. No, they are not very big compared to the alps.

Similar happened here once.

For a century, people thought the mt. Bobotov Kuk is the highest in Montenegro. We even have a huge national park around it.

Then one geography teacher with small group of students actually climbed the other one, Zla Kolata, measured height, and concluded it's like 10m taller.


Good thing nobody uses paper encyclopedias or almanacs anymore. Wikipedians are already addressing it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Kebnekaise#Height_Update_...



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