Geografie 1992, 97, 33-45

The term "high mountains"

Pavol Plesník

Krížna 20, 811 07 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

This contribution deals with different opinions of what should be considered "high mountains". The author tries to assess the value of individual high-mountains phenomena for the differentiation of high-mountains landscape from others types. The existing misleading terminological shortage - as he suggests - could be eliminated by substituting the adjective "high mountains" by "cold" ("cold landscape", and if it is prevaling in some mountains, then "cold mountains").