Traversing Trolltunga, Norway

Trolltunga Norway

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.

Mont Aiguille, The Birthplace Of Mountaineering

Mont Aiguille France

1492 proved a seminal year for exploration both upward and outward. As Christopher Columbus so famously sailed the ocean blue, France’s Mont Aiguille had been discovered for climbing. From then on, the French Pre-Alp plateau was considered the birthplace of mountaineering.

The Astonishing Heights Of South Africa

Drakensberg Mountains South Africa

With its sky-high reign of over 11,000 feet, the Drakensberg is the highest and most geologically-intriguing mountain range in all of South Africa. Ancient volcanic eruptions, wind deposits and water have given the range its unique shape.