Tag: mountains

Nov 27, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Alpinists

Picture of the Day: The Alpinists

THE ALPINISTS Photograph by Jakub Polomski on 500px In this incredible capture by Jakub Polomski, we see a group of Alpinists making their way to the top of Aiguille du Midi (3,824m/12,605 ft), a mountain in Chamonix (French Alps) and the starting point for one of the routes to the Mont Blanc…

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Nov 21, 2012

21 Incredible Photos from Red Bull’s Art of Flight

21 Incredible Photos from Red Bull’s Art of Flight

Released on September 8, 2011, The Art of Flight is a Red Bull sponsored documentary film about snowboarding on some of the best mountains in the world. The film took two years to make and takes viewers to places all skiers and snowboarders dream of riding such as: Austria, Alaska, Canada, Patagonia, Aspen and…

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Nov 10, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Maroon Bells of Colorado

Picture of the Day: The Maroon Bells of Colorado

THE MAROON BELLS OF COLORADO Photograph by Tom Cuccio Sifter reader Tom Cuccio submitted this wonderful photograph of the Maroon Bells in Colorado. The photograph was taken at ‘first light’ on October 26th after an early season snow storm. The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and…

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Oct 7, 2012

Picture of the Day: Atop Mount Hehuan

Picture of the Day: Atop Mount Hehuan

ATOP MT. HEHUAN Photograph by Michael Liao (Michaelioa27 on Flickr) Hehuanshan (also called Joy Mountain) is a 3,416 metres (11,207 ft) high mountain in Central Taiwan. The peak lies on the boundaries of Nantou and Hualien counties and is within the Taroko Gorge National Park. Hehuanshan is a popular destination for…

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Oct 4, 2012

A Photo Tour of the Tallest Mountains in Poland

A Photo Tour of the Tallest Mountains in Poland

Photograph by Jakub Polomski | polomski.art.pl The Tatra Mountains, also known as the ‘Tatras’ or ‘Tatra’, are a mountain range which forms a natural border between Slovakia and Poland. The peaks of Gerlach (Slovakia) and Rysy (Poland) represent the highest points in each country. Below we will take a photo tour of this…

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Sep 13, 2012

Picture of the Day: Mount Fuji From Above

Picture of the Day: Mount Fuji From Above

MOUNT FUJI FROM ABOVE Photograph via news.mydrivers.com In this jaw-dropping photograph we see the majestic Mount Fuji soaring above the clouds. The picture, along with two others (that are equally amazing), was posted to the Chinese website news.mydrivers.com. I was unable to find the name of the photographer but this aerial…

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Jul 11, 2012

The Highest Point on Every Continent

The Highest Point on Every Continent

As you would imagine, the highest point is found at the peak of the continent’s highest mountain. In mountaineering this is known as the Seven Summits, which was first postulated and achieved on April 30, 1985 by Richard Bass. Below you can see the highest points on every continent compared to the “Eight-Thousanders“,…

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