Friday, December 9th, 2016

Peaks Around the World

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This week’s #Frifotos theme is “peaks” — and I had quite a few from which to choose!

I love mountains.  I was never really much of a mountain girl until I started traveling — then I fell in love with them.  They give me a level of peace that I’ve struggled to find elsewhere in nature.

I’m off to explore more mountains next week — the Alps, once again, but in France for the first time.  I’ll be in Grenoble and Lyon, the heart of the Rhone-Alpes region.  But for now, enjoy these pictures of peaks that I’ve enjoyed around the world.

One of my favorite mountainous experiences — paragliding through the Alps in Interlaken, Switzerland.

Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, doesn’t have a traditional peak — it’s flat on top — but it’s a spellbinding mountain all the same.

I loved this little village halfway up a mountain in Liechtenstein.  It gets the last sun of the day in the tiny principality.

I wasn’t expecting the area around Petra, Jordan, to be so mountainous — or so dramatic.

Climbing up Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales, was one of my bigger physical achievements of last year.  Which was dashed to the ground when I saw how many ridiculously fit people RAN up and down the mountain!

I was surprised by the beautiful mountainous scenery in central Croatia on the way to the Plitvice Lakes.  A very calm, rural beauty.

And now for something different — the mountains outside Pai, Thailand.  The perfect place to ride a motorbike.

And, as always, a shot of the Alps and Innsbruck below.  Climbing this mountain was absolutely insane.

Which mountainous photo is your favorite?

Comments

7 Responses to “Peaks Around the World”
  1. Michelle says:

    I LOVE all of your pictures. Your life is definitely a dream of mine.

  2. Love the photos and the way you decided to capture the steepest part of the Llanberis Path to Snowdon.
    PS Look up the meaning of Snowdon.

  3. Great pictures. I love mountains too. My favourite is the view from Kryvan, in the High Tatras in Slovakia. I literally felt on top of the world having walked up there (well, I crawled the last 100m of ascent on my backside, as others bounded by).

    Loving the blog, as ever.

    And very envious of the trip to the Alps!

    Brian.

  4. CSA says:

    You should visit India sometimes. There are three main mountain ranges. One comprising Himalayas and the nearby ones, and two in the south Western and Eastern Ghats. If you want some dry and sunny ranges, come to the south. You would definitely love them. My favourites are the ones in Kerala, God’ own land in the south of India. 🙂 check them out sometime when you can.

  5. Melaney V says:

    This is so neat! I love the pictures you took, and I also love hiking as well. I wish that someday I will be able to visit those places and see them in person sometime!

  6. The Innsbruck photo terrifies me, seeing as you describe it as insane here…

    Croatia and Snowdon are my favourite photos here, although people running up and down mountains?!

  7. Ben says:

    I couldn’t agree more, I was not that interested in mountains until I moved to Switzerland and the Alps were on my doorstep. Now they’re one of my favourite things when travelling, I always try to find some peaks to reach the top of wherever I go! I still haven’t given the paragliding a go yet, but it’s something I must do. Great photos!

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