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Mile High Mountain In The Netherlands?

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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:32 PM
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A Dutch journalist is calling for a mountain in Holland.... The mountain would be a mile high and cater to hikers, skiers, climbers and anyone else that fancies a change from the flat surroundings.


According to Zonneveld, engineers, construction firms, investors and experts are already busy discussing the feasibility of a man-made mountain that would include ski slopes, bobsleigh tracks, an ice rink, hiking trails, cliffs for climbing and scenic mountain roads with hairpin turns


While beautiful its seems that the flatness is just not good for sports (mountain climbing in particular)



Strange but interesting and I really want them to do it!


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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:33 PM
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As a Dutch person I can only say, it's about time.


GM



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:35 PM
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In other words, a LAND FILL.

Consumer rubbish has to go somewhere

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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:35 PM
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From mole hills to mountains eh? Sounds like a great innovative idea. I wonder how the locals feel about it? Your link is not working...

peace,
spec



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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That sounds amazing. Maybe it could be considered one of the modern wonders of the world if it actually gets built.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
Your link is not working...


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fixed I think!



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:38 PM
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Another stupid way to waste money. I wonder where is gonna be the mile deep hole located.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:42 PM
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Originally posted by Trueman
Another stupid way to waste money. I wonder where is gonna be the mile deep hole located.


Well it'll keep some people busy and be a nice bit of evidence for the future people that 'we were here'.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:44 PM
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Another stupid way to waste money.

Or invest money, as they seem to imply. "Include ski slopes, bobsleigh tracks, an ice rink, hiking trails, cliffs for climbing" Maybe this will generate money and create jobs. Maybe the dirt will come form existing or future construction projects, maybe they will create a new lake, win win.
I know, lot's of maybes, but I would not chalk it up to just a waste, yet anyways.

peace

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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:49 PM
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May be a waste of money, but, money will get wasted anyways. At least the Dutch will have a kick ass mountain to show for it, whereas other countries can't show nada for a trillion.

Love the idea.


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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:50 PM
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and as a Dutchguy from the south I like to say

It appears the north is a little jealous of our terrain?

Hmm


On topic it will be really cool to have and I hope they will start very soon.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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well holland needs something to brighten the place up ,
i lived there for a year and i found it to be the most boring country that i have ever lived in .
all the villages and towns seem to be clones of eachother .
has anyone considered just what effect all the weight would have on a land that is reclaimed sea bed.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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As a person of Dutch decent, I say, if there are any engineers capable of doing it well, it certainly is Holland's.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 06:06 PM
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Dig a hole a mile deep, use the dirt to make a mile high mountain, and vupti...You got 2 miles of skislope.
In the summer time you can fill the hole with water, and you have a nice lake for waterskiing and stuff...

This idea have been mentioned a lot of times in Denmark to, and still is.
I think it's a bit stupid, to many flaws



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Well, maybe it will be useful if a 2012 mega tsunami hits Netherlands.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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I really hope this happens. I would definitely book a trip and visit.
I have always wanted to go to Holland to get high.

(I can hear the groans from here!)



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 06:25 PM
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Those crazy Dutch, just trying to find another way to get high.



I don't like this, seems a shame to disturb the beauty of 'the Low Countries' especially when there are mountains nearby and ease of travel throughout Europe enables this.
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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 09:48 PM
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When you consider how much of the Netherlands is man-made (much of Zeeland and all of Flevoland Province, for example), then if anyone ought to be able to pull this off, it's the dutch.

After all, right here in England we have man-made hills going back to the stone age, so with today's technology it should be a doddle.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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I wonder where is gonna be the mile deep hole located.

In Belgium, of course.

It will be dug by French and German contractors.

Americans may or may not understand this.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 12:54 AM
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LOL



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