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Swisser

Senior Member
Mexican Spanish
Hello to everybody,
Is it correct to say: " I also made a little excursion on a mountain called "Mount White"?
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I think it may depend on where you start. If the mountain is some distance away, I'd say "to a mountain"; if you're at its base and about to climb it, I'd say "up a mountain".
     

    tepatria

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    I would say "I took a little excursion on Mount White."
    Usually you don't make an excursion, and saying it was on a mountain called Mount White sounds redundant to me.
    If you are referring to Mont Blanc in Switzerland, most people know it by the name Mont Blanc, not Mount White.
     

    kool-wind

    Senior Member
    British English
    Normally one would say "go on an excursion to …"
    If you're already on the mountain I don't think excursion is the right word.

    By the way, Mont Blanc is not in Switzerland. It straddles the Alps between France and Italy.
     

    Swisser

    Senior Member
    Mexican Spanish
    Sorry, it was just an example. The real context is this.
    I was on holiday in Switzerland and near where I live, there is a little mountain ( the Uetliberg).
    So, can I say. "I made a little excursion on a mountain called the Uetliberg)?
     
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