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Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The range composed of material that was uplifted from an ancient sea during the Mesozoic era, 100 million years ago; the mountains themselves were carved by glaciers during the Quaternary. Vegetation on the range is thickest below 1,100 meters (3,600 ft), with trees continuing until 1,800 meters (5,900 ft).

The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly shaped granite peaks, Huangshan Pine trees, and views of the clouds from above. Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of China's major tourist destinations.

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April 2015 A catastrophic earthquake on April 25 centered west of Kathmandu triggered numerous avalanches on Mount Everest, resulting in the deaths of at least 22 people.

October 2014 A severe snowstorm on October 14 dumped 1.8 metres (5.9 ft) of snow within 12 hours in the areas surrounding Annapurna and Dhaulagiri resulting in the deaths of at least 43 people, including 21 trekkers.

April 2014 Sixteen Nepalese climbers were killed by an avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall on Mount Everest. The climbers were preparing the route through the dangerous icefall for the Spring climbing season. Three others were injured and seven remain missing.(Source)


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