While most climbers slept, Elia Saikaly attempted to capture some of the magic that the Himalayan skies have to offer while climbing to the top of the world. Selfishly, we’re happy he decided to do so; to date, only around 1500 people have climbed the world’s highest mountain–that’s including those who died in the process.
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The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 for its stunning spread of natural landforms ranging from glaciers to canyons to even fossils.
Marking the beginning of a fjord-filled trail in Sogn (the largest fjord in Norway and the third-longest fjord in the world), Gudvangen is host to nature at its most spectacular.
Despite the squat visions a troll connotes, Norway’s Trollveggen couldn’t present a more different reality. The tallest vertical rock face in Europe, the Troll Wall represents the height of athletic ambition for climbers and base jumpers alike.
This 100-million year old mountain range’s heights are just as impressive as its literary heritage. For years, the majestic mountain’s granite peaks have served as a muse to poets, painters and writers alike. In 1990, UNESCO also caught on and deemed the range a World Heritage Site.
This guy is taking a much-needed breather. To snap a shot like this, you’ve got to survive a nine-hour trek ascending 900 meters into the Norwegian sky.