The Celestial Grandeur Of Matterhorn

February 21, 2013

Matterhorn Mountain Stars

One of the Swiss Alps’ most iconic features, Matterhorn’s mesmerizing appearance is matched by its inherent deadliness. With a nearly 15,000-foot high summit, Matterhorn’s pernicious peak has ended the lives of over 500 alpinists whose sky-high ambition has been to set foot upon it.

Patagonia’s Majestic Mount Fitz Roy

February 6, 2013

Mount Fitz Roy Patagonia

Don’t let this serene Argentine image fool you; Mount Fitz Roy’s rocky nature and impossible angles make it one of the world’s most technically challenging mountains to climb.

China’s Dazzling Mount Danxia

February 1, 2013

Danxia Mountains China

Found in Guangdong, China, Mount Danxia is “sacred” for a couple reasons. The first of which being that the mountains, formed by the erosion of reddish sandstone, are sprinkled with various temples. The second is that in 2010 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A Divine Sunrise In Chamonix

January 20, 2013

Sunrise In Chamonix

Of all the lovely places to visit in the Alps, France’s Chamonix is probably the most scenic. Nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc, the Alps’ highest point, an average day in the charming Alpine village is out of this world for most of its visitors.

The Convergence Of Land And Sea

January 11, 2013

Mount Taranaki, New Zealand

Which is more beautiful: Mount Taranaki’s peak or its view? Guess we’ll have to go to New Zealand to find out.

Exploring The Alps At Night

January 10, 2013

Exploring The Alps At Night

Extending through seven European countries, the Alps that we can admire today are the result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates.