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Deep in the Tarentaise Valley sit Tignes and Val d’Isère, two (very different) resorts that make up the world-renowned Espace Killy ski area. It’s named after the French Olympic downhill skiing champion Jean Claude Killy, and links 300km of slopes. With five villages under its belt, Tignes is pretty versatile. First is the quintessentially French village of Les Brévières, followed by Tignes 1800, which is dotted with stylish apartments that make it ideal for families. Peaceful Le Lavachet is n...
Tags: Food, Mountains, France, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Inspiration, Sport, Best, Things To Do, Skiing, Apartments, Food And Drink, Alps, David Guetta, Snowboarding

In the land of El Dorado, clean water has become ‘blue gold’

The misty páramos in the Andes that supply water to tens of millions of people are under threat. Now their mystery could be solvedIn the land where the legend of El Dorado began, the race is on to solve the mystery of a vital 21st-century treasure – the water that tens of millions of people rely upon across northern South America. “It’s blue gold, and we are looking for it,” says Mauricio Diazgranados, a Colombian botanist.The misty and marshy páramo landscapes that sit above the tree line and b...
Tags: Mountains, Environment, Americas, Water, World news, Colombia, South America, Andes, El Dorado, Mauricio Diazgranados

Did Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claim Walls Could Not Be Built in Mountains?

Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King shared an unsourced meme that attempted to ridicule his colleague from New York.
Tags: Mountains, News, Iowa, Steve King, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Claim Walls

Down from the Ledge: How I Found Healing and Happiness through Meditation, Yoga & Mountains

I knew it was time to make some major changes in my life the moment I was peering over the edge of the top floor of a parking garage in Miami Beach in 2012, contemplating whether or not I should jump off. (Spoiler alert: I didn’t.) I was in a toxic, gaslighting relationship with a depressed, unemployed boyfriend at the time while also working crazy hours at my job for a Fortune 500 company. It still took me several months after that balmy, ominous night to officially end t...
Tags: Mountains, Florida, France, India, US, Sport, Colombia, Thailand, Cycling, Nepal, Switzerland, Peru, Myanmar, Alps, Himalayas, Sri Lanka

Big Announcement – From Mountains to the Sea Photography Exhibitions

Hey Toronto, looking for a something to do the weekend of April 26? We are excited to announce, Dave's first gallery showing of his photography from around the world.  We've teamed with Level Fine Art Modern Gallery in Etobicoke to showcase a curated collection of Dave's favorite photos printed metal and acrylic in large format.  […] Read the original post Big Announcement – From Mountains to the Sea Photography Exhibitions on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Mountains, Toronto, Dave, Etobicoke, How to improve your Photography, Level Fine Art Modern Gallery

Quick Hits: April 2019 Outdoor News

Virginia Runner Sets Record with 10 Marathons in 10 Days Michael Wardian is at it again. The 44-year-old, Arlington-based ultrarunner, well known in the running world for setting a range of long-distance records that are both amazing and a little strange, won the World Marathon Challenge for the second time in February. Runners in the World Marathon Challenge complete seven full marathons on seven continents in seven days. The multi-race event starts in Antarctica and finishes in Miami. Ward...
Tags: Utah, Mountains, Mississippi, Colorado, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Africa, Alabama, West Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Pennsylvania, United States, Cycling

Hostile Planet: a new animal series unlike any other you've seen

Hostile Planet, premiering tonight at 9/8c, brings fresh grit and excitement to the nature documentary genre with innovative camera technologies and a willingness to showcase animals’ struggles in the most exposed environments. The series doesn’t shy away from the unpleasant realities faced by many animals in bleak, unrelenting wilderness, which drives the energetic storytelling throughout the six-part series. Amboseli, Kenya - Aerial of herd of elephants swimming through flooded grassland. (N...
Tags: Mountains, Post, News, Jaguar, Bear Grylls, National Geographic, Hostile Planet, Amboseli Kenya Aerial, Pantanal Brazil, Adrian Seymour Mateo Willis, Tom Hugh Jones, Red Sea Egypt

Bodies of 2 Missing Climbers Spotted on Pakistan Mountain, Envoy Says

Italy’s ambassador to Pakistan announced on Twitter that “the silhouettes” of the Briton Tom Ballard and the Italian Daniele Nardi had been seen on Nanga Parbat.
Tags: Mountains, News, Mountaineering, Pakistan, Italy, Great Britain, Tom Ballard, Deaths (Fatalities, Nanga Parbat (Pakistan, Daniele Nardi

Alternate A.T.

Looking for a different kind of thru-hike? Try one of these less-crowded long-distance trails Since Earl Shaffer claimed the first Appalachian Trail thru-hike in the 1940s, hikers from around the world have set out on the 2,200-mile trail in search of something.  The power and solitude of the trail has been well documented in popular books, films, and now social media. But as the number of people attempting to thru hike continues to grow, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is trying to ...
Tags: Mountains, New York, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, Hiking, Alabama, Georgia, Sport, Pennsylvania, Cycling, New Hampshire, Maine, Tennessee, Johnson, North Carolina

Mammoth Lakes, CA, off the mountain

M ammoth Lakes is more than a place for pow shots (although if you’re lucky you’ll get some). More than a place to see Woolly, the world’s only skiing pachyderm, ripping mid-mountain (although that’s fun too). Mammoth is the place to bring your family if you want to truly experience winter in all different ways. You get the high Sierra terrain. You get the festive vibe of a rad little mountain town. And you get unbelievable access to all kinds of unexpected geologic sites, huge wilderness area...
Tags: Travel, Mountains, California, US, Snow, Starbucks, Mica, Sierra, Family Travel, Travel With Kids, All, JEFFREY, Campo, Margherita, High Sierra, Layla

Award-Winning Mobile Game ‘Florence’ Gets A Vinyl Soundtrack

Production company iam8bit is celebrating the one year anniversary of Annapurna Interactive’s critically-acclaimed mobile game “Florence” by releasing a vinyl record of its soundtrack, it announced on Thursday. Created by indie developer Mountains and “Monument Valley” designer Ken Wong, “Florence” is an interactive story about a woman’s first real relationship. Composer Kevin Penkin’s accompanying score […]
Tags: Mountains, News, Monument Valley, Florence, Ken Wong, Annapurna Interactive, Ken Wong Florence, Kevin Penkin

SOS call from Scottish off-gridder picked up in Texas

UK coastguard says satellite technology and coordinated response saved man’s life A man living without electricity in a forest in the Highlands was airlifted to hospital after his distress call was picked up in the United States.The man, in his mid-seventies, lives alone in in a cabin near Loch Treig, about 13 miles inland from Fort William. His SOS call was picked up on Sunday evening by the International Emergency Response Coordination Center in Houston, Texas, which organises emergency respon...
Tags: Mountains, UK, Texas, Scotland, UK News, United States, Highlands, Houston Texas, Fort William, Fareham Hampshire, Loch Treig

Don’t forget about the colossal Himalayan glaciers. They’re rapidly vanishing, too.

The Himalayas pierce the sky. But they've been overshadowed.  The accelerated melting in the Arctic — the fastest warming region on Earth — and the Antarctic — home to the largest ice sheets on the planet — certainly demand widespread scientific and media attention. Yet beyond the continually grim news from the north and south poles is the melting of the "third pole," known as the Hindu Kush Himalaya region. Spreading over 2,000 miles across eight nations (from Afghanistan to Myanmar), thes...
Tags: Asia, Mountains, Science, China, India, Eu, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, Nepal, Arctic, Myanmar, Himalayas, Antarctic, Ganges, Shea

Don’t forget about the colossal Himalayan glaciers. They’re rapidly vanishing, too.

The Himalayas pierce the sky. But they've been overshadowed.  The accelerated melting in the Arctic -- the fastest warming region on Earth -- and the Antarctic -- home to the largest ice sheets on the planet -- certainly demand widespread scientific and media attention. Yet beyond the continually grim news from the north and south poles is the melting of the "third pole," known as the Hindu Kush Himalaya region. Spreading over 2,000 miles across eight nations (from Afghanistan to Myanmar), ...
Tags: Asia, Mountains, Science, China, India, Eu, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, Nepal, Arctic, Myanmar, Himalayas, Antarctic, Don, Ganges

Everest Fraud Leads Insurers to Threaten a Boycott

An elaborate scheme centered on helicopter rescues from Everest and nearby peaks has defrauded insurance companies of millions of dollars.
Tags: Mountains, News, Insurance, Everest, Nepal, Mountaineering, Helicopters, Mount Everest, Frauds and Swindling, Travel and Vacations, Evacuations and Evacuees, Altitude Sickness, Everest Fraud Leads Insurers

Genesee Mountain: SOTA and VHF Contest

Bob/K0NR operating from the summit of Genesee Mountain (W0C/FR-194) For the ARRL January VHF contest, I did a combination Summits On The Air (SOTA) and contest entry. I am recovering from a knee injury so Genesee Mountain (W0C/FR-194) turned out to be a nice easy hike for me. Of course, Joyce/K0JJW joined me and also did a SOTA activation. Caleb/W4XEN came along with us and activated the summit for SOTA using the HF bands. Finally, Brad/WA6MM showed up on the summit for a social visit. ...
Tags: Mountains, Colorado, Radio, Contests, Denver, Cw, Joyce, Genesee, SSB, Ham Radio, Yaesu, SOTA, Bob K0NR, Air SOTA, Joyce K0JJW, Brad WA6MM

The Ultimate Bucket List: The 8 Best Travel Tours in the World

Do you want to take a trip to a foreign country? If you never have, you should! Traveling abroad helps enhance your views and knowledge of the world. You’ll see amazing sights, meet amazing people, and overall have an unforgettable experience. But here’s the issue when traveling abroad – you’re a long way from home. Things are done differently in foreign countries. From social customs to attire to paying for goods and services, you’ll experience some bumps along the traveling road. That’s why a ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mountains, China, Africa, Nepal, Morocco, Antarctica, Burma, Peru, Myanmar, South America, Vietnam, Madagascar, Machu Picchu, Hanoi

Weatherwatch: how mountain winds bring warm winter weather

A prolonged Föhn effect can result in abnormally high temperaturesThe Föhn effect is characterised by dry and warm winds on the downwind side of high ground. The main warming mechanism originates from the fact that the cooling rate of moisture-laden air as it is forced to ascend over a mountain is lower than the warming rate of drier air as it descends the downslope side. Once the moisture is condensed out of the air into clouds over the mountain itself, it warms up descending the lee side – oft...
Tags: Weather, Mountains, Winter, UK News

Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week–December 20, 2018

Read the full article on at - Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week–December 20, 2018 Congrats to Paul, who is this week’s winner of the travel photo contest! Now that the winter season is here, this snowy photo–from Winter Park, Colorado–gave us the chills.      Each... Read More... The post Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week–December 20, 2018 appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, Mountains, Colorado, Snow, Travel Photography, Sunset, Photo Contest, Featured Posts, Peter, PAUL, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Winter Park, Winter Park Colorado, Fan Photo

Country diary: a simple but fascinating church

Llangadwaladr, Powys: There’s a north-south-orientated avenue of ancient yews, and a curious wrought-iron gate – the latter not, I think, very old, and perhaps made in BrymboIt’s quiet country between Dyffryn Tanat and the Berwyn. I often gravitate here. In the valley beneath Gyrn Moelfre lies St Cadwaladr’s, the little church of Llangadwaladr, equidistant between two bronze-age tumuli, the circular churchyard indicative of its origin as a Celtic Christian clas (an early religious community in w...
Tags: Mountains, Wales, Environment, Religion, Conservation, Christianity, Berwyn, Llangollen, Dolgellau, Dyffryn Tanat, Gyrn Moelfre, St Cadwaladr, Nannau

Foto Friday – Red Sunrise, Sprague Lake

Sunrise over Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park Colorado.Made with Sony A7rIII and Sony 16-35 2.8 GM Lens. Click the photo to be taken to a larger version on 500px. See more photos at my dedicated Photography website. If you like my photography, feel free to support my addiction habit by purchasing a copy for your wall and/or visiting Amazon (affiliate link) to purchase new or used photographic gear.Purchase a copy for your wall. 
Tags: Amazon, Mountains, Photography, Colorado, Innovation, Gm, Sony, Sunrise, Foto Friday, Sprague Lake, Red Sunrise Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park Colorado

Winter SOTA on Devils Head (W0C/FR-051)

One of our favorite summit hikes along the front range of Colorado is Devils Head lookout tower (W0C/FR-051). This hike is about 1.5 miles one way with 900 feet of vertical gain. See my summer trip report from July 2012 for more information on the hike. This year we activated the summit in winter. The sign at the bottom of the steps leading to the fire lookout. One problem with this trail is that it has become extremely popular in the summer months. The actual summit and lookout tower is no...
Tags: Mountains, Colorado, Radio, Bob, Denver, Colorado Springs, Joyce, Sedalia, Ham Radio, SOTA, Bob K0NR, Air SOTA, Joyce K0JJW, Brad WA6MM, Paul W0RW, VHF/UHF

Gorgeous, energy-efficient retreat rests among Utah's mountains

Danish interior designer Mette Axboe spent months searching for the perfect U.S. location for a family retreat, but the hunt came to an abrupt end once she set sights on an expansive lot of 10 pristine acres overlooking Utah’s picturesque Park City. The mountain range in the background inspired the stunning design, which was conceived as a “looking box” to enjoy the scenery from any point in the home. Axboe worked with architect Chris Price and his firm Park City Design + Build to develop the ...
Tags: Utah, Mountains, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Passive Haus, Park City, Interior Design, Chris, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Retreat, Chris Price, Renan Ozturk, Cedar Homes

SOTA Activation in Switzerland (HB/SG-049)

The summit of Selun (HB/SG-049), left of center, viewed from the trail. Joyce/K0JJW and I were planning a trip that included some time in Europe. It turned out that our airline route would connect through Zurich. Rather than spend a few hours in an airport, we decided to spend a day or two in Switzerland. Somehow the discussion turned to Summits On The Air (SOTA) and whether we should do an activation in Switzerland.  Slowly, a plan developed to do a “check the box” activation on a local summi...
Tags: Europe, Mountains, Colorado, Germany, US, Radio, Austria, Switzerland, Nice, Bob, Cw, Zurich, PAUL, Deutsch, Joyce, Ham Radio


Deep in the Canadian Rockies is the mountain town of Banff – named after the Scottish birthplace of George Stephen, the President of Canadian Pacific Railway. As well as a short transfer of just 90 minutes, with larger-than-life scenery along the iconic Icefields Parkway, there are plenty of reasons why you can’t beat a winter holiday to Banff. Here are a few of our favourites… Unbeatable skiing 8,000 acres of feather-light, dry powder cover the three huge mountains that make up Banff’s ski ar...
Tags: Food, Mountains, Activities, Inspiration, Sport, Canada, Wildlife, Skiing, Pacific, Moose, British Columbia, Alberta, Ice Skating, St James, Banff, Rockies

The 3 Best Spiritual Retreats for Anyone to Go On

Sometimes, the best getaway is the one that helps you go within. Here are 3 spiritual retreats you should consider attending this year.
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mountains, Himalayas, Latin America, England s Lake District, Ananda, Stockbridge Massachusetts, Kripalu, Himalayas India India, Kripalu Meditation Retreat, Kripalu Yoga and Health Center, Stockbridge MA, Mountains Lake District England

A lakeside sauna boasts mystical views and a gleaming facade

Norwegian design practice Feste Landscape / Architecture recently completed the Soria Moria sauna, a sculptural, shingle-clad structure on Bandak Lake in Dalen, Norway that overlooks breathtaking mountain and water views. Developed as part of the ‘Tales of the Waterway’ art initiative for the Telemark Canal, Soria Moria is one in a series of projects that use art, architecture and lighting design to celebrate the natural beauty of the local landscape and traditions. In addition to the use of lo...
Tags: Mountains, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Norway, Carousel Showcase, Sauna, Telemark, Local Materials, Elevated Architecture, Mountain-inspired Architecture, Dalen, Wood Shingles, Soria Moria, Feste Landscape / Architecture, Bandak Lake

Weatherwatch: autumn in Borrowdale, in the words of Coleridge

The romantic poet found Borrowdale in the rain a marvel of light and colourIt is drizzling rain, the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in his notebook on a Friday morning, 21 October 1803, in the Lake District. “Heavy masses of shapeless vapour upon the mountains (O, the perpetual forms of Borrowdale!) yet it is no unbroken tale of dull sadness. Slanting pillars travel across the lake at long intervals, the vaporous mass whitens in large stains of light – on the lakeward ridge of that huge arm-...
Tags: Autumn, Mountains, Poetry, Lake District, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Coleridge, Stephen Potter, Borrowdale

Camping in Great Smoky Mountains – What You Need to Know 

The Smoky Mountains provide a stunning backdrop to any camping trip. If you enjoy the great outdoors, you will love the area around the Mountains in Haywood Valley. Whether you are heading off on a motorbike, or taking an RV trip with the family, there are plenty of campgrounds which you can use as a base for exploring the beautiful surroundings.    Once you have found the ideal campground, there are plenty of things for you to do. Depending on what time of year you decide to travel, you can t...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Creekwood, Interstate 40, Blue Ridge Parkway, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Haywood Valley, Blackrock Mountain, Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground, Creekwood Farm, Smoky View Cottages

Salt: The best loop hike in Southern Appalachia is also one of the toughest.

Everything was wet. Water pooled on the tent floor. Flecks of leaves and dirt clung to the tent wall and exposed skin. We peeled off layers of drenched clothing as we sat on soggy gear. My partner, Seth, reached into the depths of his pack and pulled out a pair of wool socks with a flourish. The last dry item. We each took one and used it to dry ourselves off, falling asleep to thunder and the roar of pouring rain, dreaming of sunshine and dry clothing. The relatively unknown, 360-mile Southern...
Tags: Mountains, Hiking, Georgia, Sport, Cycling, East Coast, South Carolina, Leah, Loeb, Parkway, Seth, NOC, Blue Ridge Parkway, Brevard, Appalachian Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park