Elbrus – Highest peak of the Europe

Elbrus – highest peak of the Europe is a volcanic mountain and the ascent to this mountain starts from the Baksan Valley. If you want to climb it then it will require the use of an ice axe and crampons. You will also need to acclimatize yourself before you ascent. The actual climb usually takes between 6 to 10 hours and the descent probably between 4 to 6 hours. The obstacles are the wind, cold and fog and the best time of year for this climb is summer, between June to September.
Elbrus – highest peak of the Europe attracts many people who will climb the classic route, and this route usually doesn’t have any technical problems, and as long as you are comfortable climbing and have good mountain gear and are in good health, you shouldn’t encounter many problems climbing this mountain.

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Kilimanjaro (Kibo Summit) – Highest peak of the Africa

Mt Kilimanjaro rises out of the plain like a giant solitary cake. From below it appears all flat across the top, ready for the candles to be put into the snowy white icing. Appearances can be a little deceptive though, this majestic sight is actually a serious endeavour for those wishing to climb it. Kilimanjaro is but a remnant of it’s former self at 5896m, the top having been blown off in a volcanic explosion some millions of years ago. The ‘flat’ top is actually a crater rim, with three separate peaks. Kibo is the highest point in all of Africa, with Mawenzi and Shira slightly lower. The now dormant crater is snow filled and vast. Originally the mountain is thought to have been higher than Everest.

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The second highest peak of the world – K2

K2 (Qogir or Godwin Austen) is the second-highest mountain on Earth after Mount Everest. A peak elevation is 8,611 metres (28,251 ft), K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located on the border between the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China, and Gilgit, in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.
K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent and the 2nd highest fatality rate among the “eight thousanders” for those who climb it. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter.

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#1 Mount Everest + nice wallpapers

Mount Everest – also called Sagarmāthā (Nepali: सगरमाथा), Chomolungma or Qomolangma (Tibetan: ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ) or Zhumulangma (Chinese: 珠穆朗玛峰 Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) – is the highest mountain on Earth, and the highest point on the Earth’s crust, as measured by the height above sea level of its summit, 8,848 metres (29,029 ft). The mountain, which is part of the Himalaya range in Asia, is located on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, and Tibet, China.

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In 1856, the Great Trigonometric Survey of India established the first published height of Everest, then known as Peak XV, at 29,002 ft (8,840 m). In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon recommendation of Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India at the time. Chomolungma had been in common use by Tibetans for centuries, but Waugh was unable to propose an established local name because Nepal and Tibet were closed to foreigners.

Here you can see NICE 3D picture of Mt. Everest.

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Types of skiing

Many different types of skiing are popular, especially in colder climates. Skiing is most visible to the public during the Winter Olympic Games where it is a major sport. In skiing’s traditional core regions in the snowy parts of Scandinavia, as well as in places such as Alaska, both recreational and competitive skiing is as likely to refer to the cross-country variants as to the internationally downhill variants.

Alpine skiing

Alpine Freestyle: This kind of skiing employs the use of aerial acrobatics and balance, balance being necessary for rails. The use of rails is known as grinding or jibbing. Alpine freestyle was pioneered by Stein Eriksen in 1962. It developed in the 1970s into a style called Hotdogging. More recently, Alpine freestyle has evolved into the current style called Freeskiing or freestyle skiing, a new style of skiing that started in the late 1990s, specifically 1998 when the Salomon “Teneighty” twin-tip ski (the first successfully marketed twin-tip ski) flew off the shelves, changing the ski industry and culture forever. The very first twin-tip ski ever made remains the “Olin Mark IV comp”. In this type of skiing, skiers use jumps (also called kickers or launches) or rails to do aerial tricks. These tricks are reinvented and progressed in technique and style every day.

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Mountain climbing – Mountaineering

Mountaineering is the sport, hobby or profession of walking, hiking, trekking and climbing up mountains. It is also sometimes known as alpinism, particularly in Europe. While it began as an all-out attempt to reach the highest point of unclimbed mountains, it has branched into specializations addressing different aspects of mountains and may now be said to consist of three aspects: rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, depending on whether the route chosen is over rock, snow or ice. All require great athletic and technical ability, and experience is also very important.

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Technique

Snow

While certain compacted snow conditions allow mountaineers to progress on foot, frequently crampons are required to travel efficiently over snow and ice. Crampons have 8-14 spikes and are attached to a mountaineer’s boots. They are used on hard snow (neve) and ice to provide additional traction and allow very steep ascents and descents. Varieties range from lightweight aluminum models intended for walking on snow covered glaciers, to aggressive steel models intended for vertical and overhanging ice and rock. Snowshoes can be used to walk through deep snow. Skis can be used everywhere snowshoes can and also in steeper, more alpine landscapes, although it takes considerable practice to develop strong skills for difficult terrain…

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Seven highest mountains of the world

Mount Everest,also called Sagarmatha (Nepali: सगरमाथा meaning Head of the Sky) or Chomolungma, Qomolangma or Zhumulangma (in Tibetan: ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, in Chinese: 珠穆朗玛峰 Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured by the height of its summit above sea level, which is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft). The mountain, which is part of the Himalaya range in High Asia, is located on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, and Tibet, China. You can see nice pictures HERE.

Mount Everest

Full Resolution Mount Everest

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