mountain range

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mountain range

[′mau̇nt·ən ‚rānj]
(geography)
A succession of mountains or narrowly spaced mountain ridges closely related in position, direction, and geologic features.
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Jackson, Wyoming sits within the greater Jackson Hole region--an area known as being a hub of outdoor recreation activity (and a logical home for the Wilderness Risk Management Conference), Jackson Hole is surrounded by mountain barriers, creating a valley that is 40 miles long and six to eight miles wide.
Thanks to new techniques and equipment either invented or developed and refined in Switzerland, such as shotcrete and tunnel boring machines and high precision measuring devices like sliding micrometers and profilers, permitting safety control and better understanding of the structural behaviour of rock mass, so many tunnels have been drilled that the major mountain barriers have disappeared and the four seasons merged into one.
Swiss authorities are concerned that with more than three feet of fresh snow in the past two days adding to an already exceptionally thick blanket, a sudden thaw will increase the risk of major avalanches, particularly as the mountain barriers designed to prevent avalanches were full and would not be able to hold in any more snow.