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Kyrgyzstan
The Seven-Thousanders of Kyrgyzstan
February 21, 2020
This minisheet features mountains with elevations greater than 7000 meters.

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Ecuador
Bicentenary of the City of Riobamba
April 13, 2000
The stamp shows Chimborazo, a currently inactive stratovolcano in the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. With a peak elevation of 6263 m, it is the highest mountain in Ecuador.

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The claim on the stamp is that Chimborazo is the highest mountain in the world. The explanation for this claim can be found on this site:

https://geology.com/records/highest...-world.shtml

"Chimborazo:
Highest Above Earth's Center

Chimborazo in Ecuador has an altitude of 6,310 meters (20,703 feet). Mount Everest has a higher altitude, and Mauna Kea is "taller." However, Chimborazo has the distinction of being the "highest mountain above Earth's center."

This is because Earth is not a sphere - it is an oblate spheroid. As an oblate spheroid, Earth is widest at its equator. Chimborazo is just one degree south of the equator. At that location, it is 6,384 kilometers (3,967 miles) above Earth's center, or about 2 kilometers (about 1.2 miles) farther from Earth's center than Mount Everest."
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Peru
International Year of the Mountains
February 23, 2004
Huascarán is a mountain in the Peruvian province of Yungay, situated in the Cordillera Blanca range of the western Andes. The southern summit of Huascarán (elevation 6768 m) is the highest point in Peru.

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Canada
International Year of Mountains
October 1, 2002
A booklet of 8 self-adhesive stamps, one stamp depicts Mount Logan in southwestern Yukon, close to the Yukon–Alaska border. At an elevation of 5959 m, Mount Logan is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest peak in North America.

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This 1956, 50c airmail stamp of Mexico commemorates the 20th International Geological Congress. Depicted is the erupting Paricutin volcano.

From Wikipedia, "Paricutin is a cinder volcano located in the Mexican state of Michoacan, near the city of Uruapan and about 322 km (200 mi) west of Mexico City. The volcano surged suddenly from the cornfield of local farmer Dionisio Pulido in 1943, attracting both popular and scientific attention."

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Japanese Mountains III
November 19, 2013
Set of 10, one stamp depicts Mount Tsurugi located in the eastern area of Toyama Prefecture. At an elevation of 2,999 m, it is one of the tallest peaks in the Hida Mountains.

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Australia
Panoramas
May 1, 2002
Mount Roland is located in northern Tasmania. It stands at 1233 meters above sea level and provides a stunning backdrop to the Kentish Municipality.

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Regions – Shin'etsu
June 1, 2006
Mount Asama is an active complex volcano in central Honshu. It stands 2,568 meters above sea level on the border of Gunma and Nagano prefectures.

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Landscapes IX
June 3, 2020
Aoraki / Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand (elevation 3724 m). It lies in the Southern Alps which runs the length of the South Island. Its summits lie slightly south and east of the main divide of the Southern Alps, with the Tasman Glacier to the east and the Hooker Glacier to the southwest.
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Volcano Goddesses of the Pacific, issued by Palau on May 29, 1997 to publicize the International Stamp Exhibition "Pacific '97" held in San Francisco, USA:

Darago of the Philippines
A volcano goddess who demanded a human sacrifice once a year to stop the volcanoes from erupting:

Fuji of Japan
Sakuya-bime is the goddess of Mount Fuji and all volcanoes and keep Mount Fuji from erupting:

Pele of Hawaii
In Hawaii, Pele is the goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands. According to legend, Pele lives in the Halema#699;uma#699;u crater K#299;lauea:

Pare of the Maori
Pare fell in love with Hutu but he, knowing that he could never marry such a noble maiden, ran away, leaving her to die of grief. Hutu then traveled to the underworld and brought her soul back to the land of the living where she married him:

Dzalarhons of the Haida
Dzalarhons, in the mythology of the Haida people (an indigenous people from the Pacific Northwest coast of North America), is a mountain spirit known as Volcano Woman who rules the earth's creatures and punishes those who abuse them:

Chiginadak of the Aleuts
Cleveland mountain is the most active volcano of the Aleutian island arc located on the western portion of the uninhabited Chuginadak Island, Alaska. Chuginadak is the Aleut goddess of fire who is believed to reside in the volcano:

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This Canada 2020 stamp in the From Far and Wide series depicts Floe Peak (elevation 3,006 m) on the western border of Kootenay National Park, in the Canadian Rockies.
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Here is the 5 d. value (SG #253) from New Zealand's 1898 pictorial series. Otira Gorge is depicted and inset on stamp shows Mount Ruapehu. Mt. Ruapehu is an active stratovolcano which contains glacial ice and has several recreational ski slopes.

From wikipedia, "Ruapehu, the largest active volcano in New Zealand, is the highest point on North Island and has three major peaks...the deep active crater is between the peaks and fills with water between major eruptions, being known as Crater Lake."

The pic shows a composite satellite image "looking west across Ruapehu" (wikipedia).



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On October 12, 1992, Greece released this 400 drachma booklet stamp (Sc #1760a) showing the Pinios Bridge in Larissa, eastern Thessaly. Looming in the background is Mt. Ossa to the northeast.

From britannica.com, "Rising from a broad, steep-sided plateau to a pyramidal peak of 6489 feet (1978 m), the mountain is noted in mythology for the attempt of the Aloads (giants), sons of the sea god Poseidon, to climb to heaven by placing Ossa on Olympus and the Pelion Mountains on Ossa."


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Here is Austria's August 28, 1985 stamp (Mi #1822) commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Grossglockner Mountain Road.

From wikipedia, "The Grossglockner is, at 3798 meters (12,461 ft) above the Adriatic, the highest mountain in Austria and the highest mountain in the Alps, east of the Brenner Pass."


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