"We don't have the Alps in this country, but we have the Drakensberg, or on a smaller scale Table Mountain"

The Alps is a mountain range streching over 700 miles through several European countries including France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Serbia. They are well known for having some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Wordsworth's passage across the vast mountain range is the subject of Book 6 of The Prelude, Cambridge and the Alps, discussed in some deatail in Disgrace (pages 21-23).

The Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains) is the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, rising to 11,424 feet at its highest point.

Table Mountain is a mountain, overlooking the bay in Cape Town. It's 3,558 feet above sea level. 


Mont Blanc
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Mont Blanc, the highest mountain range in The Alps. Its peak is 15,782 feet above sea level.






Drakensberg Mountains
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The Drankensberg Mountaings in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa


Table Mountain
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A view of Table Mountain, South Africa taken from Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens, near Cape Town.