Where are fold mountain ranges found on our planet? And how do the movements of tectonic plates affect their growth?
- A Fold mountain forms over millions of years by a process called orogeny.
- Orogeny begins as two tectonic plates move toward each other and push together along their margins.
- Subduction occurs when sedimentary rock at the margins of the one of the tectonic plates folds upwards, as the other is forced underneath.
- At 8850m, Mount Everest is the highest fold mountain on Earth and is still growing.