A muntain is a lairge landform that stretches above the surroondin land in a leemitit aurie, uisually in the furm of a peak. A muntain is generally steeper than a hill. Muntains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. These forces can locally raise the surface o the yird bi ower 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Muntains erode slowly through the action o rivers, wather condeetions, an glaciers. A few muntains are isolated summits, but maist occur in huge muntain ranges.
Heich elevations on muntains produce caulder climates than at sea level. These caulder climates strangly affect the ecoseestem o muntains: different elevations hae different plants an ainimals. Acause o the less hospitable terrain an climate, muntains tend tae be uised less for agricultur an mair for resoorce extraction an recreation, such as muntain climbin.
The heichest muntain on Yird is Munt Everest in the Himalayas o Asie, whose summit is 8,849.868 m (29,035 ft) above mean sea level. The heichest kent muntain on ony planet in the Solar Seestem is Olympus Mons on Mars at 21,171 m (69,459 ft).