the summit of a mountain
- Dutch: bergtop
- Finnish: vuorenhuippu
- Sorani: سهرشاخ
- Situated or occurring on the summit of a mountain.
In topography, a summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. Mathematically speaking, a summit is a local maximum in elevation.
The term "summit" is generally only used for a mountain peak with some significant amount of topographic prominence or topographic isolation (distance from the nearest point of higher elevation); for example, a boulder 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 these quantities, are often considered subsummits (or subpeaks) of the higher peak, and are considered as part of the same mountain.
A pyramidal peak is an exaggerated form produced by ice erosion of a mountain top.
mountaintop in Amharic: ከፍታ (ቶፖግራፊ)
mountaintop in Catalan: Cim
mountaintop in Czech: Vrchol (topografie)
mountaintop in German: Gipfel (Berg)
mountaintop in Spanish: Cima
mountaintop in Persian: قله
mountaintop in French: Sommet
mountaintop in Italian: Vetta
mountaintop in Dutch: Top (berg)
mountaintop in Norwegian: Topp (topografi)
mountaintop in Romanian: Vârf de munte
mountaintop in Sicilian: Cima
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