Tag: mountains

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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Jun 4, 2012

Picture of the Day: Mt. Rainier Casting a Shadow on Clouds

Picture of the Day: Mt. Rainier Casting a Shadow on Clouds

MOUNT RAINIER CASTING A SHADOW ON CLOUDS Photograph by Nick Lippert (via Komo News) This rare and remarkable phenomenon only happens when the sun rises farther to the south as Winter solstice approaches. At the right place and time, Mount Rainier blocks rays of morning sunlight, casting a shadow like you see…

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May 24, 2012

15 of the Most Beautiful Crater Lakes in the World

15 of the Most Beautiful Crater Lakes in the World

A crater lake is a lake that forms in a volcanic crater or caldera, such as a maar; less commonly and with lower association to the term a lake may form in an impact crater caused by a meteorite, or in an artificial explosion caused by humans. Sometimes lakes which form inside calderas are…

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Apr 24, 2012

The Hut Above the Clouds on the Matterhorn

The Hut Above the Clouds on the Matterhorn

The Solvay Hut is the highest hut on the Matterhorn at 4,003 meters (13,133 ft). Situated on a ledge immediately above the Moseley Slab on the Hörnligrat, it’s a small emergency refuge that can accommodate about 10 people. It is strictly to be used in the event of an emergency but many climbers…

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Apr 20, 2012

A Mansion in the Mountains

A Mansion in the Mountains

Photograph by Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty Situated on a jaw-dropping 200 acres of property, this mansion in the mountains of Aspen Snowmass offers unbelievable views of the incredible mountains of Colorado. The property is listed at $29.5 million and grants owners total privacy whilst remaining a mere six minutes to the gondolas…

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Mar 9, 2010

The Stunning Cliffs of Norway

The Stunning Cliffs of Norway

PREIKESTOLEN aka PREACHER’S PULPIT aka PULPIT ROCK Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen in Norwegian, is one of the area’s most popular and tourist attractions. This natural rock formation with a 25 meter squared (82 ft x 82 ft) plateau stands 604 meters (1,982 ft) above the sea. Thousands of tourists visit the Rock every…

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