Formed 35 million years ago.
Made by the African Plate pushing North against the Eurasian Plate.
Forms the border between - Italy & the neighbouring, France, Switzeland, Austria & Slovenia.
Human Activities: Farming & Foresty.
They move animals in different seasons (Transhumance)
Cattle are taken to the high alp to graze, because they can't do crop farming.
The animals are returned to the lower ground farm where they are kept in cattle sheds.
Skiing, easier to construct hotels & other attractions, steeper skii slopes.
Large glacial lakes & Beautiful mountain scenery.
Hydro Electric Power.
Glaciers melting creating fast flowing rivers through narrow valleys.