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Nabga Parbat overlay(8125m)

Nabga Parbat overlay(8125m)



Nanga Parbat, whose name means Naked Mountain, is the ninth highest mountain in the world, and the westernmost mountain of the Himalayas. Its vast snowy face is a powerful spectacle when seen from the arid Indus Valley, approaching the mountain from the west. Here the mountain towers in isolation over 22,000 feet from the valley floor.

The mountain is easy to reac...
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Mount Semitsiaq

Mount Semitsiaq

This is Greenlands most famous mountain, located near the capital Nuuk.
Sermitsiaq means The Saddle in the native greenlandic language and you can really see it when you look at the photo.

It's 1210 meters tall (3980 feet) and around climbers it's one of the most difficult mountains in the world.
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K2 and Baltoro Glacier

K2 and Baltoro Glacier

K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, and is thought by many climbers to be the ultimate climb. Its giant pyramid peak towers in isolation, 12,000 feet above the wide Concordia glacial field at the head of the Baltoro Glacier. The sheer icy summit is flanked by six equally steep ridges. Each of its faces presents a maze of precipices and overhangs. K2 was long considered unclimbable. ...
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Picos de Europa

Picos de Europa

Formerly Covadonga Ntnl. Park, the newly enlarged Park covers three impressive limestone massifs, the highest in Northern Spain's Cantabrian Mountains. Loved by trekkers, naturalists and rock climbers from all Europe. The most famous mountain is Picu Urriellu or Naranco de Bulnes (2510m), where many alpinists lost their lifes.
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Fort Napoleon, Oostende

Fort Napoleon, Oostende

The 'Fort Napoleon' in Oostende is the only still completely intact Napoleonic fortress left in Europe. The 'Fort' stands in the dunes north of the city center. In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte, then Emperor of France, had it constructed during the French occupation of Belgium. Five hundred Spanish prisoners of war had to build it together with bricklayers from the Oostende area. The fort was finishe...
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Causey Arch - the oldest railroad bridge in the world

Causey Arch - the oldest railroad bridge in the world

The Causey Arch is a bridge near Stanley in County Durham. It is the world’s oldest surviving railway bridge.

It was built in 1725-26 by architect Ralph Wood, funded by a conglomeration of coal-owners known as the "Grand Allies" (founded by Colonel Liddell and the Hon. Charles Montague). Two tracks crossed the Arch — one to take coal to the River Tyne, and the other for the retur...
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Mount Everest tour

Mount Everest tour

Mount Everest. The World's highest mountain, tallest peak. Also called Sagarmatha (Nepal, meaning "Head of the Sky"), Chomolungma (Tibet, meaning "Goddess Mother of the World"), Qomolangma (China), Zhumulangma (Pinyin) and originally named peak XV, peak 15 when it was discovered and classified. Mount Everest is a part of the Himalaya range in High Asia, located on the border between Sagarmatha ...
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K1, K2, K3, K4, K5 mountains

K1, K2, K3, K4, K5 mountains

Beyond the famous K2 check out the sisters K1, K3, K4 and K5. Thomas Montgomerie was the member of the team who designated it "K2" for being the second peak of the Karakoram range. Standing on top of Mount Haramukh, 130 miles, 209 kilometers, to the south in 1856, spotting and drawing a sketch of K1 and K2, some 130 miles, 209 kilometers, to the north. Apart from K2 the other peaks originally n...
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