Mountain Features

Mountain features are the individual things that make up a complete mountain environment. Although usually referred to as a single unit, a mountain is actually made up of many, many unique features, each with its own characteristics and definitions, much like the individual walls, windows, doors, etc., make up the whole unit of a house.

These mountain features range in size from relatively small to huge walls thousands of feet high! Below is a list of most of these features. Click on each to learn more. 

Ridge 
Horn (Aiguille) 
Arete 
Serac 
Erratics 
Icefall 
Glaciers 
Moraine 
Couloir 
Cirque 
Mountain Pass 
Headwall 



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