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Silvretta
The SILVRETTA ALPS are a mountain range of the Central Eastern Alps shared by Tirol , Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg
(both in Austria
Austria
) and Graubünden ( Switzerland
Switzerland
). The Austrian states of Tirol and Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg
are connected by a pass road ( Silvretta
Silvretta
Hochalpenstraße at 2032 m). The majority of the peaks are elevated above three thousand metres and are surrounded by glaciers . Thus, the area is also known as the "Blue Silvretta". CONTENTS * 1 Borders * 2 Adjacent valleys * 3 Peaks * 4 Mountain huts * 5 See also * 6 References BORDERSAccording to the Alpine Clubs , the Silvretta
Silvretta
Alps are outlined from other groups by the following borders: St
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Flüela Pass
FLüELA PASS (elevation 2383 m) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden . The road connects Davos and Susch in the lower Engadin valley. Flüela Hospice, c. 1900 Since the Vereina Tunnel opened in 1999, the road is no longer guaranteed to be open all year. An NGO , Pro Flüela Verein, was established in 1990 to extend the opening outside the summer months
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Inn River
The INN (Latin : Aenus; Romansh : En) is a river in Switzerland
Switzerland
, Austria
Austria
and Germany
Germany
. It is a right tributary of the Danube
Danube
and is 517 kilometres (321 mi) long. The highest point of its drainage basin is the summit of Piz Bernina , at 4,049 metres (13,284 ft). The Engadine , the valley of the En, is the only Swiss valley from which its waters ends in the Black Sea
Black Sea
(via the Danube). CONTENTS* 1 Geography * 1.1 Tributaries * 2 Flow * 2.1 2013 flood * 2.1.1 2013 flood image gallery * 3 Hydroelectric power plants * 4 Image gallery * 5 References * 6 External links GEOGRAPHYThe source is located in the Swiss Alps
Swiss Alps
, west of St. Moritz
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Alpine Club
The first ALPINE CLUB, Alpine Club (UK) , was founded in London
London
in 1857. It was once described as: "a club of English gentlemen devoted to mountaineering, first of all in the Alps, members of which have successfully addressed themselves to attempts of the kind on loftier mountains.: (The Nuttall Encyclopaedia 1907) Today, Alpine clubs stage climbing competitions, operate alpine huts and paths, and are active in protecting the Alpine environment . The oldest is the UK Alpine Club, founded as a gentlemen\'s club (see List of London\'s gentlemen\'s clubs ). With around 1,000,000 members the German Alpine Club is the largest Alpine club in the world
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Glacier
A GLACIER (US : /ˈɡleɪʃər/ or UK : /ˈɡlæsiə/ ) is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation ) over many years, often centuries . Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by their weight, creating crevasses , seracs , and other distinguishing features. They also abrade rock and debris from their substrate to create landforms such as cirques and moraines . Glaciers form only on land and are distinct from the much thinner sea ice and lake ice that form on the surface of bodies of water. On Earth
Earth
, 99% of glacial ice is contained within vast ice sheets in the polar regions , but glaciers may be found in mountain ranges on every continent including Oceania's high-latitude oceanic islands such as New Zealand
New Zealand
and Papua New Guinea
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Davos
DAVOS (German pronunciation , rarely , ; Romansh : Tavau (help ·info ), archaic Italian: Tavate) is a Alpine town , and a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the canton of Graubünden
Graubünden
, Switzerland
Switzerland
. It has a permanent population of 11,109 (2015). Davos
Davos
is located on the river Landwasser , in the Rhaetian Alps
Alps
, between the Plessur and Albula Range . At 1,560 m (5,120 ft), it is the highest "town" in Europe. The former Alpine resort village consists of two parts: DAVOS DORF (Village) to the north-east towards Klosters and further down through the Prättigau to Landquart , and DAVOS PLATZ (Place) to the south-west, which opens into the valley of the Landwasser (lit.: country water) and eventually leads to Filisur
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Klosters
KLOSTERS is a town in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden . Together with neighbouring Serneus, the two towns form the municipality of KLOSTERS-SERNEUS. Its ski resort lies 150 km (93 mi) from Zurich , the nearest international airport. Transfer time is about 1.5 hours. Klosters is 10 km (6.2 mi) from Davos . It is a popular ski location and the slopes are easily accessible via a large cable car. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 4 Skiing * 5 Heritage sites of national significance * 6 Politics * 7 Education * 8 Economy * 9 Religion * 10 Transport * 11 Society * 12 Climate * 13 References HISTORYKlosters-Serneus is first mentioned in 1222 as ecclesiam sancti Iacobi. In 1436 it was mentioned as zuo dem Closter. GEOGRAPHY Stützbach stream between Klosters and Davos-Laret Klosters-Serneus has an area, (as of the 2004/09 survey) of 219.83 km2 (84.88 sq mi)
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Engadin
The ENGADIN or ENGADINE (Romansh : Engiadina (help ·info ), German : Engadin, Italian : Engadina, French : Engadine; lit.: Valley of the Inn people) is a long high Alpine valley region in the eastern Swiss Alps
Alps
located in the canton of Graubünden
Graubünden
in most southeastern Switzerland
Switzerland
with about 25,000 inhabitants. It follows the route of the Inn (Romansh : En) from its headwaters at Maloja Pass in the southwest running roughly northeast until the Inn flows into Austria
Austria
, one hundred kilometers downstream. The En/Inn subsequently flows at Passau
Passau
into the Donau , as the only Swiss river. The Engadine is protected by high mountain ranges on all sides and is famous for its sunny climate, beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities
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Schruns
Coordinates: 47°04′49″N 09°55′09″E / 47.08028°N 9.91917°E / 47.08028; 9.91917 Coordinates : 47°04′49″N 09°55′09″E / 47.08028°N 9.91917°E / 47.08028; 9.91917 COUNTRY Austria
Austria
STATE Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg
DISTRICT Bludenz
Bludenz
GOVERNMENT • MAYOR Jürgen Kuster ( ÖVP ) AREA • TOTAL 18.04 km2 (6.97 sq mi) ELEVATION 700 m (2,300 ft) POPULATION (1 JANUARY 2016) • TOTAL 3,706 • DENSITY 210/km2 (530/sq mi) TIME ZONE CET ( UTC+1
UTC+1
) • SUMMER (DST ) CEST ( UTC+2
UTC+2
) POSTAL CODE 6780 AREA CODE 05556 VEHICLE REGISTRATION BZ WEBSITE www.schruns.atSCHRUNS is a municipality in the Montafon valley in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg
in the Bludenz
Bludenz
district
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Ernest Hemingway
ERNEST MILLER HEMINGWAY (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction , while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature . Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois . After high school, he reported for a few months for The Kansas City Star
The Kansas City Star
, before leaving for the Italian Front to enlist with the World War I ambulance drivers
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States Of Austria
Austria
Austria
is a federal republic made up of nine states , known in German as LäNDER (singular LAND). Since Land is also the German word for "country", the term BUNDESLäNDER ("federation states"; singular BUNDESLAND) is often used instead to avoid ambiguity. The Constitution of Austria
Austria
uses both terms. Even though English "land" is a cognate , the term (Bundes)land is commonly rendered as "state" or "province" by tradition in English writing
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Backcountry Skiing
BACKCOUNTRY SKIING (US ), also called OFF-PISTE ( Europe
Europe
) or out-of-area, is skiing in the backcountry on unmarked or unpatrolled areas either inside or outside a ski resort 's boundaries. This contrasts with alpine skiing which is typically done on groomed trails benefiting from a ski patrol . Unlike ski touring , backcountry skiing can include the use of ski lifts including snowcats and helicopters . Recent improvements in equipment have increased the popularity of the sport
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Summit
A SUMMIT is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. Mathematically , a summit is a local maximum in elevation. The topographic terms "acme", "apex", "peak" , and "zenith " are synonymous . CONTENTS* 1 Definition * 1.1 Western United States * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links DEFINITIONThe term "top" is generally used only for a mountain peck with some significant amount of topographic prominence (height above the lowest point end route to the nearest higher peak) or topographic isolation (distance from the nearest point of higher elevation); for example, a big massive rock next to the main summit of a mountain is not considered a summit. Summits near a higher peak, with some prominence or isolation, but not reaching a certain cutoff value for the quantities, are often considered subsummits (or subpeaks) of the higher peak, and are considered as part of the same mountain
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Switzerland
SWITZERLAND (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/ ), officially the SWISS CONFEDERATION, is a federal republic in Europe
Europe
. It consists of 26 cantons , and the city of Bern
Bern
is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western -Central Europe
Europe
, and is bordered by Italy
Italy
to the south, France
France
to the west, Germany
Germany
to the north, and Austria
Austria
and Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
to the east. Switzerland
Switzerland
is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps
Alps
, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura , spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) (land area 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi))
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Mountain Range
A MOUNTAIN RANGE or HILL RANGE is a series of mountains or hills ranged in a line and connected by high ground. A MOUNTAIN SYSTEM or MOUNTAIN BELT is a group of mountain ranges with similarity in form, structure and alignment that have arisen from the same cause, usually an orogeny . Mountain
Mountain
ranges are formed by a variety of geological processes, but most of the significant ones on Earth
Earth
are the result of plate tectonics . Mountain
Mountain
ranges are also found on many planetary mass objects in the Solar System
Solar System
and are likely a feature of most terrestrial planets . Mountain
Mountain
ranges are usually segmented by highlands or mountain passes and valleys . Individual mountains within the same mountain range do not necessarily have the same geologic structure or petrology
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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