What are the mountain ranges on the Moon?

black and white, oblique view of southern Montes Caucasus, facing north

Early researchers and observers of the Moon assumed that the large flat plains on the lunar surface were seas because they did not know that water was absent on the Moon’s dry, airless surface. They named them “maria,” the Latin for “seas,” singular “mare” pronounced as “mah-ray,” not knowing that a totally … Read more

What are the longest mountain ranges in Europe

view of the Alps mountains

Europe is pure magnificence when it comes to winter destinations as it is home to some of the world-class and extraordinary ski resorts, such as Zermatt in Switzerland, Courchevel Tourisme in France,  Innsbruck in Austria, and many more. Europe is a smorgasbord of rich culture, timeless structures like castles and cathedrals, beaches with the finest … Read more

Fun Activities to Do in Avoriaz

people outside a tall building, in a waiting area in Avoriaz ski resort

Avoriaz is a mountain resort in France located in the center of Les Portes du Soleil, one of the major ski sports destinations in the Alps wherein 12 French and Swiss resorts are connected to each other. This resort is neighboring the Morzine valley and is close to Lake Geneva, located on … Read more

Travel in the High Alpine Resort Town, St. Moritz

Moritz ‘s mountain ski area with houses and buildings

If you are looking for a spa town, a winter sports destination, or even a beautiful blue sky with warm sunshine, then maybe St. Moritz is the answer to your call. St. Moritz is a high Alpine resort town that is in Engadin valley in Switzerland. It has an elevation of 1,822 … Read more

What are the 7 Summits

A View of Mount Everest facing toward the Base Camp

Seven Wonders of the World. Seven Deadly Sins. Seven Ages of Man. Seven Continents of the World. Seven Colors of the Rainbow. Seven is a number that often represents many things, finds itself in titles and brands, and is even a lucky number for others. But have you ever heard of the … Read more

Cho Oyu Climb

Cho Oyu’s  view from Gokyo

Location:Nepal (Province No. 1)–China (Tibet) Elevation:8,188 meters (above sea level) About Cho Oyu Among the world’s peak with more or less 8, 000-meter elevation, Cho Oyumountain is the sixth-highest, with 8,188 meters above sea level. Cho Oyu in Tibetan translation is “the Turquoise Goddess,” from chomo=godess and yu=turquoise. However, other translations include … Read more

Kings Canyon National Park

A view of the Kings Canyon, from the Mist Falls Trail

Sequoias are among the world’s hardiest trees and have bark so thick that they can be resistant to flames. They’re also known as the third longest-living tree species. These marvelous and towering trees are rooted in the Redwood Canyon, the world’s largest grove of Sequoias. The Redwood Canyon is found in the … Read more

Glacier National Park

The View of Lake McDonald in the Glacier National Park

Nicknamed the “Crown of the Continent,” Glacier National Park participates as the world’s first international peace park to celebrate the camaraderie and friendship between Canada and the United States. From 1932 up to this day, the Glacier National Park and the Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberton, Canada collaborate in the sustainability, preservation, … Read more

Denali Expedition

Denali Mountain covered with snow

Location: Alaska, USA.  At the Denali National Park and Reserve, which has a surface area of 24,464 km2 and is 290km away from Anchorage. Elevation: 20,310 ft. / 6190 m Best time to climb: Being icy year-round, summer makes an ideal time to climb the mountain, especially between May and July. The … Read more

Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Mount St.Elias with its peak reaching the blue sky

Peaks upon peaks and glaciers after glaciers add to this largest U.S. national park’s grandeur- Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve. If you follow any braided stream or river to its source, you will find either a receding, advancing or tidewater glacier. The park is an experience to the Alaskan wildlife and … Read more

Kilimanjaro Expedition

Landscape of Kilimanjaro

Location:Tanzania Elevation:5896m Standing with pride as the highest peak in Tanzania, Africa, Kilimanjaro is also known as the world’s tallest freestanding mountain at 5895 meters. Each year, nearly 3000 people climb this place of myth and folklore found 200 miles (325 km) from the equator. The mountain defies logic with its ice … Read more

Cordillera Huayhuash Trek

blue lakes at CordilleraHuayhuash, Peru

Location: Peru Elevation: 6, 635 meters Sheer mountain peaks, pristine glacial lakes, crystalline rivers and streams, multi-colored lakes, and abundant Andean flora and fauna are all found in the Cordillera Huayhuash. No wonder it is considered one of the ten most incredible treks in the world chosen by most outdoor enthusiasts and … Read more

Machu Picchu Expedition

View of Machu Picchu

Location:Cordillera de Vilcabamba, Andes Mountains, Peru Elevation:2430 meters Do you wish to have the chance to hike one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sights? Twenty-five minutes away from Lima, Peru’s Capital, rests one of the most glorious frozen time entities you could hike. What the universe calls “The Lost City of the Incas,” … Read more

Mt. Khuiten Trek

Two women sitting facing the lake with a full view of a standing mountain

Location:Mongolia Elevation: 4, 374 meters Visiting Mongolia will sweep you away by the endless green steppes, the Kazakh nomads’ heartiness, and the Altai Mountains’ rolling landscapes. Mt. Khüiten that straddles the corners of three countries (Russia, China, and Mongolia), beckons the adventurous. Its 4, 356 meters height above sea level makes the … Read more

Tibetan Great Treks

Three children with their backpacks on a trail overlooking mountain ranges

Location:Tibet Dubbed as the “Roof of the World,” the Tibetan plateau covers an area four times France’s size and an average elevation of more than 4, 500 meters. It is also referred to as the “Third Pole” with its amount of glaciers and ice volume that lies within the Himalayas. The southern … Read more

Matterhorn Ascent

Glaciated Matterhorn seen from the Domhütte (Valais)

Location:Switzerland Elevation: 4,478 meters Dubbed as “The Mountain of the Mountains,” Matterhorn, a large rocky, almost-symmetrical pyramidal mountain in Switzerland, is every mountaineer’s dream. They call it Cervino in Italy, and Mont Cervin in France, and probably the most iconic mountain in the entire Swiss Alps. With an elevation of 4, 478 … Read more

Cerro Aconcagua

Landscape of Aconcagua on a summer day

Location:Argentina Elevation:6,960.8 meters Part of the Principal Cordillera of the Andes mountain range in Mendoza Province, Argentina, the Cerro Aconcagua stands 6,960.8 meters. It lies 112 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital, the city of Mendoza, nearly five kilometers from San Juan Province, and 15 kilometers from Argentina’s border. The mountain is … Read more

Mt. Rainier Liberty Ridge Climb

Aerial shot of Mount Rainier taken from the west

Location:Washington, USA Elevation:12, 800 feet The Liberty Ridge started its popularity in 1996 after it was named one of the “Fifty Classic Climbs” by Steve Roper and Allen Steck. It is considered a premiere guided route on Mt. Rainier. The route is a protruding ridge that splits the Willis and Liberty Walls … Read more

Nepal Treks

Khumbu Region with glaciated ranges

 Whether you are a newbie or a veteran hiker, climbing Nepal offers a wide variety of treks that suit each choice. Nepalese Himalayas terrains offer various stunning trekking routes. Nepal is home to several world’s high mountain ranges, fascinating culture and history, and beautiful, welcoming communities. No wonder it is a favorite … Read more

Mt Shuksan climb

Mount Shuksan as seen from Baker Lake, south of the mountain

Location:North Cascades National Park, WA Elevation:2, 783 meters Mt Shuksan is its name but is most famous as Sulphide Glacier. It is a glaciated mountain situated in the North Cascades National Park in the Whatcom County, Washington. With its peak presenting all of the most spectacular features an alpine environment can offer, … Read more

Eldorado Climb

View of the east side of Eldorado

Location:Washington Elevation:2, 703 meters About El Dorado Standing 2, 703 meters high, Eldorado is one of the highest peaks in Washington situated in the North Cascades National Park, approximately 27 miles east of Concrete. The mountain is skirted by the large continuous non-volcanic ice sheet in the lower 48 states and some … Read more

5 Cool things to do in the Oregon Mountains

Situated on the West Coast right below Washington and just above the state of California, Oregon is quickly becoming a top destination spot for many. Though previously under the radar for many years, the Beaver state with its dynamic landscape that features waterfalls, hot springs, deserts and of course, the mountains Oregon … Read more

Guide to Hiking the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a national scenic long-distance trail winding nearly 2,220 miles through the Appalachian Mountain range in the eastern United States. It is more commonly known as the A.T. This trail cuts into the heart of Appalachia, passing through 14 states, 8 national forests, 6 national parks, and lots of … Read more

Fun Things to Do in Germany’s Mountain Areas

Fun Things to Do in Germany's Mountain Areas

For first-timers, visiting Germany is usually all about the beer, bratwurst, and lederhosen in Munich. They might also search for fun things to do in Berlin and around the capital city. However, if you’re a traveler who prefers a bit more adrenaline aside from tasting foods, drinks, and doing some sightseeing, Germany … Read more