Story: Mountains

Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier

The deep valleys and lakes of the Southern Alps and the Fiordland mountains were shaped by glaciers, which were once far larger than they are today.

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Andy Dennis, 'Mountains - How mountains form', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2022)

Story by Andy Dennis, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Feb 2017