The lack of mountains in the Netherlands really sucks if you're Dutch and you like to shred pow pow. So, after a journalist named Thijs Zonneveld complained about the lack of topography in the country, a design company drafted up plans and now Dutch are looking to actually build man-made mountain. The price tag for this 7,000 pseudo-alpine monster? $400 billion and 30 years. Details below, via OTB:
Via Business Insider:
The mountain, tentatively called Die Berg Komt Er, or The Mountain Comes, could take thirty years to complete. Investors are already being sought for the project, and Dutch skiing, climbing, and cycling associations have signed on, according to BD.
Thorwald Veneberg, technical director of the Royal Dutch Cycling Federation, said: “The altitude and the length of roads in the Dutch hills do not compare with high mountains in the Alps or the Pyrenees. The federation wants the plan and is therefore more than happy to assist.”
Zonneveld said: “This plan is serious. All kinds of big companies have now stepped in, various municipalities and investors are interested. Sport is perhaps the main reason why there is so much attention for this mountain. Because sport captures the imagination.”