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Terrain Features

Apart from slopes, contours can demonstrate a number of features:

Summit: usually a ring surrounded by larger rings (not necessarily circular)

Ridge: a narrow elevated area, with U or V shaped contour lines in which the apex of the V is pointing to lower groound.

Valley/re-entrant: has U or V shaped contour lines, in which the apex of the V points to higher ground. May have a stream in
the bottom.

Saddle: an area of low ground between two summits. The contour lines often have an hourglass shape.

Heights/altitudes are shown with spot heights as well as by contours.






Important: Participation Statement

Climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.


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