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Mountally challenged => Crazy Plans => Topic started by: acetk on Jan 3 2004, 10:05

Title: Lowest point on each continent
Post by: acetk on Jan 3 2004, 10:05
 ???

This might sound crazy but what about reaching the lowest point on each continent?  Has anyone ever tried to do that????
Title: Re:Lowest point on each continent
Post by: Ron on Jan 3 2004, 13:24
you mean on land or including the sea bed ? lol
Title: Re:Lowest point on each continent
Post by: acetk on Jan 6 2004, 06:15
lol...course not the sea bed. on land. like for example the lowest point in north america, i think is in death valley.
Title: Re:Lowest point on each continent
Post by: Footster on Jan 7 2004, 01:53

lol...course not the sea bed. on land. like for example the lowest point in north america, i think is in death valley.


For the record:

Lowest Point in the World (and Asia)

Dead Sea shore, Israel-Jordan: 1312 feet / 400 meters below sea level
Lowest Point in Africa

Lake Assal, Djibouti: 512 feet / 156 meters below sea level
Lowest Point in Australia

Lake Eyre: 52 feet / 12 meters below sea level
Lowest Point in Europe

Caspian Sea shore, Russia-Iran-Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan: 92 feet / 28 meters below sea level
Lowest Point in Western Europe

Tie! Lemmefjord, Denmark and Prins Alexander Polder, Netherlands: 23 feet / 7 meters below sea level
Lowest Point in North America

Death Valley, California: 282 feet / 86 meters below sea level
Lowest Point in South America

Bahia Blanca, Argentina: 138 feet / 42 meters below sea level

No info on Antarctica.
Title: Re:Lowest point on each continent
Post by: Ron on Jan 7 2004, 12:45
Would be a nice trip m8..wonder if you can get a sponsor for that ;D
Title: Re:Lowest point on each continent
Post by: Head above water on Jan 11 2004, 20:20
Anyone who knows what the highest point in the Netherlands is? I`ve heard that it is the tower on Schipool.  ::) Is that correct?
Title: Re:Lowest point on each continent
Post by: Ron on Jan 12 2004, 19:00
The highest point in the Netherlands is the "summit"of the "Vaalserberg" (322,20 m above sealevel).
;D
There is a tower built on it but i only count natural landmarks hehehe
Title: Re:Lowest point on each continent
Post by: trunl on Jan 13 2004, 07:33
if seabed excluded, it would just pretty much be a small hike downwards, not very challenging or interesting. you'd have to add something else to that, like traveling from each one to the other only by foot, bike, or canoe, for just an example.