Popular Posts

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Pin It

Beautiful Mountain Peeks

The Bietschhorn (the "king of the Valais") is one of the highest mountains in the Bernese Alps. The northeast and southern slopes of the mountain are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that also includes the Jungfrau and the Aletsch Glacier.
It was first climbed on 13 August 1859 by the Englishman Leslie Stephen, supported by Anton Siegen, Johann Siegen and Joseph Ebener.


The Matterhorn (Italian: Monte Cervino, French: Mont Cervin or Le Cervin) is perhaps the most familiar mountain in the European Alps. On the border between Switzerland and Italy, its graceful pyramid towers over the Swiss town of Zermatt and the Italian town Breuil-Cervinia in the Val Tournanche.



Sajama is the highest mountain in Bolivia. It is an isolated, symmetrical volcanic cone that rises near the border of Chile. It rises in a cluster of easily climbed volcanoes. Sajama, however, is more challenging than its neighbors due to its higher elevation and steep ice cap. The Bolivian eastern side of the mountain receives much more rainfall than the Chilean western side, and is correspondingly more lush. The villages of Tameripi, Sajama, and Lagunas lie at the north, west, and south bases of the mountain respectively. The summit is a direct ascent from either of these villages.

And here are some other mountain peeks, but the only thing that I know about them is that this first one is from Nepal. If You recognize some of them please e-mail me or post a comment.





All pictures have dimension 1024 x 768 so be free to download them and use them as wallpapers. :)

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:53 AM

    I don't know if this blog is still maintained, but if it can help anyone : 5th picture is a view of the alps' Imperial Crown, which is a collection of peaks, the most famous being (from left to right) :
    Bishorn, Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn, Obergabelhorn, Matterhorn, Dent Blanche
    (Weisshorn and Dent Blanche being the most prominent peaks on the picture)

    There are other peaks on it, but they're less known.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...