Picture of the Day: If You Look Closely There’s a Skier
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In this jaw-dropping photo we see professional skier Jérémie Heitz descending an impossibly steep face in the Pennine Alps of Switzerland on May 16, 2016. The photo was taken by Tero Repo for Red Bull and was recently shared on Red Bull’s official Instagram account.
The Pennine Alps, also known as the Valais Alps, are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps. They are located in Switzerland (Valais) and Italy (Piedmont and the Aosta Valley).
The main chain (watershed between the Mediterranean Sea and Adriatic Sea) runs from west to east on the border between Italy (south) and Switzerland (north). From Mont Vélan, the first high summit east of St Bernard Pass, the chain rarely goes below 3000 metres and contains many four-thousanders such as the Matterhorn. [source]