How do arêtes and pyramidal peaks form?

In this lesson we will learn about the characteristics and formation of the glacial landforms arêtes and pyramidal peaks.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.A characteristic of a corrie is...

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Q2.On the back wall of a corrie, the contour lines on an OS map will be...

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Q3.The name of the area in which snow builds up and glacial ice is formed is called...

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Q4.The weathering process shown in the diagram is...

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Q5.The processes responsible for forming a corrie are...

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.A characteristic of a corrie is...

1/5

Q2.On the back wall of a corrie, the contour lines on an OS map will be...

2/5

Q3.The name of the area in which snow builds up and glacial ice is formed is called...

3/5

Q4.The weathering process shown in the diagram is...

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Q5.The processes responsible for forming a corrie are...

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How do arêtes and pyramidal peaks form?

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Q1.A characteristic of an arête is...

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Q2.A characteristic of a pyramidal peak is...

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Q3.The landforms at A and B (either side of the arête) are...

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Q4.The erosion processes responsible for forming a corrie, and so eventually an arête and pyramidal peak, are...

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Q5.A pyramidal peak will form when...

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How do arêtes and pyramidal peaks form?

Please complete this quiz to test your learning on how arêtes and pyramidal peaks form.

Q1.A characteristic of an arête is...

1/5

Q2.A characteristic of a pyramidal peak is...

2/5

Q3.The landforms at A and B (either side of the arête) are...

3/5

Q4.The erosion processes responsible for forming a corrie, and so eventually an arête and pyramidal peak, are...

4/5

Q5.A pyramidal peak will form when...

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Lesson summary: How do arêtes and pyramidal peaks form?

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