How Can I Tell Altitude on a Map?

Answer The altitude of a position is its height above sea level. On topographical maps the altitude is usually measured in meters. By looking at contour lines and spot heights on topographical maps, you c... Read More »

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How to Prevent Altitude Sickness?

Whether you are gearing up for a trek in the Himalayas or warming up for snowboarding in the Rockies, you should be prepared for the possible onset of altitude sickness, otherwise known as acute mo... Read More »

What is the cruising altitude of a 747?

There is no specific cruising altitude for a Boeing 747. Cruising altitude is the height at which the maximum fuel efficiency can be achieved and that depends on wind speed, temperature, cargo load... Read More »

Baking at high altitude?

I spent six college years in Colorado above 6,000 feet.Cooking times are a little longer and most baking recipes require a little less liquid.Cakes can be a little fickle but things like cookies an... Read More »

What altitude is the timberline?

The timberline, or tree line, on a mountain is the altitude after which trees cannot grow because it is too cold. The temperature can be affected by different factors, including prevailing wind dir... Read More »