Mighty Mountains

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Where in the world are these Mighty Mountains?

Duration: 2 hour session.

Aim of session:

Compare and contrast mountains we see in the Lake District with those Chris Bonington has climbed in other parts of the world eg the Eiger in the Alps, Everest in the Himalayas or Torre del Paine in South America.


  • Explore Chris Bonington exhibition: What mountains have the children climbed in the Lake District? Do people live in the mountains in the Lake District?  Where do they mostly live and why? Find out more about Chris Bonington and where he climbed in the world.
  • Lake District Rocks – identify and handle examples
  • Investigate fold mountain formation
  • Make sedimentary rock

 Curriculum links for Geography:

  • Locational and place knowledge – understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in the United Kingdom, a region in a European country and a region in North or South America.
  • Physical geography – describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and the water cycle.
  • Skills – collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered – that deepen their understanding of geographical processes.  Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes.