Category Archives: iconic mountains

Grand Canyon , USA

grand canyon, september 1995 – This was one of my dreams coming true : to see the biggest canyon in the world I heard and seen so much about already.  I was finally there, so I had to hike it.   … Continue reading

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Monument Valley , USA

monument valley, september 1995 – If you like ‘Western’ movies, you’ll surely know the landscapes of Monument Valley NP in Arizona.  Most of these movies were filmed over here, and you can even visit some movie set ‘ghost towns’ in … Continue reading

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Yosemite , USA

yosemite, august 1995 – Western USA has a lot of beautiful National Parks (NP) and National Monuments (NM).  Yosemite in the state of California is only one of them, but probably the best known and most inspiring to a lot … Continue reading

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Denali basecamp, Alaska

TALKEETNA, JULY 1997 – Seeing Mount Mc. Kinley was one of the things I dreamt about before coming to Alaska.  Native Americans used to call this mountain ‘Denali’ (‘the great one’).  The name is absolutely appropriate – with its 6194 … Continue reading

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Snowdon

Wales, 1085 m, visited July 2012 The highest mountain of Wales, in the Snowdonia N.P.  Multiple routes available to the top ranging from easy to challenging.  You can also take the train to the top .Outstanding view on a clear … Continue reading

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Mt. Kailash

Tibet, China, 6714m – visited june 2001. The awe inspiring mountain, never been climbed by anyone , sacred mountain to four religions and the source of four of the largest rivers in China and India.  Read the whole story here.

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Mount Fuji

Japan, 3776 m – visited july 1998. To read the full story of the climb to the top of Mount Fuji, please read Climbing Mt. Fuji

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Mount Sinai

Egypt, 2285 m – visited october 2004. The biblical holy mountain, easily climbed using the camel track , at night, to reach the freezing temperatures on top and admire the stunning sunrize. (Do not visit the toilet on the top … Continue reading

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Mount Olivia and Mount Five Sisters

Olivia and the five sisters Ushuaia, Argentina – visited october 2005. The backdrop of Ushuaia is full of interesting peaks.  On the picture Mount Olivia on the left and Mount five Sisters on the right, the mountain with the five … Continue reading

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Torres del Paine

Patagonia, Chile – visited october 2005. One of the most iconic series of peaks of South-America, maybe of the world… The Torres can only be seen from specific locations inside the N.P. The hike to the base of the Torres … Continue reading

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