- Climate: Alpine Altitude
- Vegetation: Grasses, Moss
- Precipitation: Varies
- Temperature: Cold
The highest regions of the world, alpine tundra is a mountain zone that is above the tree line. Mountain zones are very different from most biomes because they receive their climate through altitude, not latitude. Although the effects of latitude are still the same, hence why this region is referred to as a tundra. Because they are the peaks of the tallest mountains, alpine tundra often escapes seasonal change are cold ecological islands for the creatures that are adapted to live there.
Primary Biome for: Snow Leopard, Alpine Ibex, Markhor
Examples: High-altitude regions of the Alps, Himalayas, Rockies, Andes