About 40 to 50 million years ago, the slow (in our perspective) moving Indian plate crashed into the Eurasian plate. The result of the impact led to the forming of the Himalayan mountain range. Almost everybody on the planet who has ever taken a geography lesson would have heard of the Himalayas. The cold and impressively tall range of mountains stretching across thousands of kilometres. The upward movement of the Indian plate means that the Himalayan ranges are still growing taller by about 5mm a year. Fascinating isn’t it?
My first (and only so far) encounter with these mountains was a few years ago when I travelled to Ladakh. I hope I get to travel up sometime very soon to see these impressive mountains yet again.