Category: Europe

Punta La Marmora

Sitting in the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean lounges the Italian island of Sardinia. Throughout history, whichever tribe or nation had control of Sardinia was considered a bellwether for the power dynamics of the Mediterranean. One of the things that made Sardinia such a strategic point, aside from its relative size as the second-largest island …

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Mont Buet

Mont Buet Mont Buet is a picturesque peak in the heart of Haute-Savoie, with the Hotel Du Buet conveniently located near the foot of the mountain. Hikers can enjoy a leisurely climb up the base of Mont Buet from the Chamonix Valley, but increasing difficulties come with elevation, including some technical difficulties with hiking over …

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Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, and its parent peak, Snowdon, is the highest mountain in Wales. The mountain is a popular hiking destination, with many trails for walkers to take. It is part of the Southern Fells, which is a hilly area in Cumbria’s Lake District National Park. The first …

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Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus (Эльбру́с) Russia’s Mount Elbrus is well known for being the tallest mountain in Europe, and for its two volcanic summits, the tallest one sitting on the west side and the shorter one to the east, both of which are dormant volcanoes. It sits near the border of Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains of …

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Lauterbrunnen Breithorn

Blatten Breithorn Lauterbrunnen Breithorn is one of several mountains called “Breithorn,” and stands on the border of Bern and Valais, directly north of the Blatten Breithorn, which is just across the border in Switzerland’s Valais Canton. It is east of Tschingelhorn and west of the Aletsch Glacier in the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area, which was declared …

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Blatten Breithorn

Blatten Breithorn Blatten Breithorn is one of several mountains called “Breithorn,” and stands directly south of the Lauterbrunnen Breithorn, which is in Bern Canton. Blatten Breithorn is on the Valais side. It is west of the Aletsch Glacier in the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. Its parent …

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Schinhorn

Schinhorn Schinhorn lies between the Lötschental and Oberaletsch valleys in the Bernese Alps, west of the Aletsch Glacier in the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. It is directly southwest of Sattelhorn and its parent peak is the Aletschhorn. The mountain is located in the canton of Valais, …

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Dreieckhorn

Dreieckhorn Dreieckhorn overlooks the snowy and icy Swiss Konkordiaplatz valley, also known as Concordia Place. Standing west of the Aletsch Glacier in the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area, it serves as one of the many picturesque peaks in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps. The parent peak of Dreieckhorn is Aletschhorn. The main Aletsch Glacier stems from Konkordiaplatz, and the …

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Nesthorn

Nesthorn The Nesthorn is a Swiss mountain in the idyllic Bernese Alps. It stands between the Oberaletsch Glacier and the Gredetschtal, southeast of the Lonzahörner and northwest of the Unterbächhorn mountains. The mountain is located in the Swiss canton of Valais, northwest of the ski village of Belalp, and north of the historic town of …

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Schönbühlhorn

Schönbühlhorn (Schoenenbuelhorn) The Schönbühlhorn stands next to Gross Wannenhorn, overlooking the Aletsch Glacier in the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. Schönbühlhorn is in the mountain range that lies south of the Grünhornlücke mountain pass that connects the Aletsch Glacier and the Fiescher Glacier. It is one of many majestic mountains located …

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