Land, Sea and Air 1 - How mountains are made

Tuesday 31st May 2016, 12.15pm

This podcast is part of the The Big Questions series.

How do we discover the origins of mountains?

Rock climber, mountaineer and geologist, Professor Mike Searle, explains how his work to understand mountain ranges, particularly the Himalayas, can unearth clues about the origins of mountains. From trekking across mountains to map them, to using new technology to understand how the continents have moved in the past, and how they're behaving today. He also discusses last years tragic Earthquake in Nepal. Read more about his work at


Were you wondering...?

Do you have a question or a comment? Leave them below.


Image Credit: Olga Danylenko via Shutterstock

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.