Denali, 6194 m, or Mount McKinley was previously the official name of the mountain, is located in the state Alaska and is part of the Alaska Range. It is the highest peak in North America and is one of “The Seven Summits“. Denali is known for its beauty, its alternating weather and at times harsh cold conditions. The trip requires local leaders from one of the operators that are allowed to guide tours at Denali.
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Avalanches are fascinating. Meanwhile the enormous forces that can be triggered by something as light as snow is frightening. The horror scenario is to be buried under several tons of snow, which quickly becomes hard as concrete.
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How are your navigation skills? Studies in the mountains shows that almost everyone has a map and compass in the backpack, but only about half can actually use the tools to take out a course.
If you learn to use a map and compass properly, the winter trip will be much safer and easier.
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Over 200 people have died in Mount Everest’s “death zone.” It does not stop new adventurers from wanting to triumph the highest summit in the world.
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In the Caucasus, which is a mixture of the Himalayas and the Alps thrones Mount Elbrus 5642m (18,510 ft) as Europes clearly highest mountain.
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Galdhøpiggen is the highest mountain in Norway, Scandinavia and Northern Europe, at 2,469m above sea level. It is located within the municipality of Lom, in the Jotunheimen mountain area.
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