An Ordinary Day In An Extraordinary Place – Aiguille Du Midi (3842m)

An Ordinary Day In An Extraordinary Place – Aiguille Du Midi (3842m)I’m Jakub Polomski – photographer and traveler. In July 2014, I visited Chamonix in France. Anyone, who will ever get a chance to be there, should get to the summit of Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m / 12,605 ft).

You can easily get there by cable car. It was built in 1955 and for about two decades was claimed to be the highest cable car in the world. Aiguille du Midi is one of the best tourist attractions in French Alps. It is also a start point for mountain climbers who desire to climb Mont Blanc. I visited the place twice and experienced different weather conditions up there.

An Ordinary Day In An Extraordinary Place – Aiguille Du Midi (3842m)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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I Thought This Was Just A Photoshopped Wallpaper Image, But This Is An Actual Place. Wow!

I Thought This Was Just A Photoshopped Wallpaper Image, But This Is An Actual Place. Wow!If you’re a Mac user then you’re probably familiar with the Blue Pond from the OS X Mountain Lion wallpaper. It’s an actual place in Hokkaido, Japan that attracts tourists from all over. The pond is actually a reservoir that was created by a dam that was built to protect from mudflows that might occur from the active volcano Mt. Tokachi.

According to photographer Kent Shiraishi the water contains high amounts of aluminum hydroxide which reflects blue light. Shiraishi calls it the most beautiful pond in the world. Although the color of the water changes depending on what time of the day and the weather, one thing is certain, its beauty certainly lives up to its image.

I Thought This Was Just A Photoshopped Wallpaper Image, But This Is An Actual Place. Wow!
Monday, October 20, 2014
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WOW. This Video Makes You Really Want to Spend Time in The American Northwest.

WOW. This Video Makes You Really Want to Spend Time in The American Northwest.American Loneliness is the story of filmmaker Mathieu Le Lay’s journey into the wilds of the American Northwest. The film shows one of the most scenically beautiful landscapes on the planet.


“A 6 weeks adventure into the wilderness of Northwestern United States of America. Filming & adventuring alone during 4 weeks across 4 different states : Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Washington. On the road with Kier Atherton during 2 weeks in Montana.” – Mathieu Le Lay

Source: Unofficial Networks
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Afterglow: Skiers Traverse an Alaskan Mountain Range Wearing LED Light Suits

This new promotional clip for Philips TV and Atomic Skis features several skiers wearing multi-colored LED light suits as they traverse mountains at an Alaskan ski resort at night. The brightly lit suits create a fantastic glow around each skier that illuminates anything nearby. While I don’t see him listed in the credits, the video seems to be an homage to Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer from two years ago.



Afterglow: Skiers Traverse an Alaskan Mountain Range Wearing LED Light Suits
Friday, October 17, 2014
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This Guy Threw A Rock Into A Frozen Lake. You MUST Hear The Bizarre Sound It Made.

This Guy Threw A Rock Into A Frozen Lake. You MUST Hear The Bizarre Sound It Made.Cory Williams was walking with his girlfriend at a frozen lake in Anchorage, Alaska, when he picked up a rock to skip to throw it. Turn your speakers up to hear the crazy noise it makes!


Source: DudeLikeHELLA Via Life Buzz
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Guy Removes Harness to Walk On a Narrow Plank in The Sky

Guy Removes Harness to Walk On a Narrow Plank in The SkyMount Hua is a picturesque mountain that stretches 7000 feet into the sky in China with a plank walk that's absolutely terrifying even with a harness on. So naturally, Mark Laurence decided to remove his harness and take a stresful stroll on the impossibly narrow path.

Guy Removes Harness to Walk On a Narrow Plank in The Sky

Watching this makes me want to cry.


Source: Gizmodo
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Top 5 Ski Areas You Should Visit This Winter.

Here is our take on the five ski areas you should visit this season in North America. To compile our list we started out with our favorite ski areas. We then looked at which resorts are offering something new for the upcoming season. Others we added to the list because they are simply resorts we would like to hit up when the snow starts flying.

TAOS, NEW MEXICO
Why:
For the 2014 – 2015 winter ski season Taos Ski Valley will be opening a new chairlift to Kachina Peak for the first time ever. The new lift will expand the ski area’s expert lift-serviced terrain by 50 percent. Topping out at 12,450 feet the new lift will be one of the highest chairlifts in North America.

Taos Ski Valley will also be adding some new terrain for the upcoming ski season that can only be accessed by hiking. The new gladed run, Wild West Glade, will begin where a rope line formerly forced skiers and snowboarders to drop into the ski area’s Wonder Bowl and will add roughly 75 acres of new hike-to terrain to the mountain.
TAOS, NEW MEXICO - Top 5 Ski Areas You Should Visit This Winter.
Photo: Clark Weber

Lago del Predil – One of the Most Scenic Recreational Areas in Italy

Lago del Predil – One of the Most Scenic Recreational Areas in ItalyFound in the Province of Udine, near the Slovenian border, the lake is surrounded with forests and alpine landscape. There is a small island in the middle. The legend has it, that once here used to be a village. One night a woman and her child came here asking for a shelter. Nobody except one poor family welcome them. The next morning the village was awash except the house with the hospitable family.

The lake provides a recreational area. The crystal clear water and a beach area provides an exhilarating swim on a hot day. There are also rowboats, sailboats, pedalos, surf bikes, kayaks and even a windsurf school for the active visitors! But no hotels, no shops or bars in order to maintain peaceful, ecological, natural area. The travelers come here through the Predil Pass, which also provides a scenic ride.

Why to go there?: The second largest lake in the area, providing a tranquil and beautiful place to relax.
When to go there?: In summer. In winter the lake gets covered in ice.
How to get there?: Get there by car using the No. 54 del Friuli highway.

Lago del Predil – One of the Most Scenic Recreational Areas in Italy
Monday, October 13, 2014
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How To Stay Warm When It's Cold Outside

How To Stay Warm When It's Cold OutsideI'm constantly shocked by how many people don't know the basics of dressing for warmth in the outdoors. Even more people aren't equipped with the basics for sleeping warmly on a cold night. It's all simple and cheap, read this and make no more excuses.

The need for this article is highlighted by most of the people who join us on group camping trips. To them, I'd like to state once and for all: a pair of fashionably ripped jeans and that sassy flannel shirt you bought at a truck stop on the way up are not adequate attire for any temperature below about 65 degrees. And, that super cute Poler Napsack you bought at Urban Outfitters might be just the thing for slumber parties with your girlfriends at your family's vacation home in Palm Springs, but it's not going to keep you warm under the stars, in the mountains. Please stop it.

How To Stay Warm When It's Cold Outside
Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Boy Who's Going Blind Granted Wish To See Northern Lights, Says They're Like 'Watercolors' In Sky

Ben Pierce is 9 years old and about to go blind. His eyes did not develop properly after being born prematurely. Before he loses his sight, he has some things that he wants to see. Thanks to Alaska Airlines pilot Chris Cice, he was able to see the Northern Lights, which was a must for little Ben.

After reading about Ben's impending blindness, Cice decided to fly the boy for free up to Fairbanks, Alaska. He would be able to see the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, a beautiful light display like no other only seen in far northern regions. Take a look at how happy Ben was to see the lights and one of his dreams come true!

Boy Who's Going Blind Granted Wish To See Northern Lights, Says They're Like 'Watercolors' In Sky

Among the items on his travel list: the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Pyramids in Egypt, seeing the Northern Lights and visiting a beach in sunny Los Angeles.

Read full article: Huffington Post


Source: Huffington Post Via Viral Nova
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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Life In Canada Is So Much Different, And Colder, Than Life Anywhere Else.

Holy cow. - Life In Canada Is So Much Different, And Colder, Than Life Anywhere Else.Canada. America's northern neighbor. The great wilderness that few of us know about. Our country's hat. What most Americans know about Canada is that they say "Eh" and that's about it.

To find out more about the fine country of Canada, I present examples of regular happenings in this fine sovereign nation.

Love at first sight.
Love at first sight. - Life In Canada Is So Much Different, And Colder, Than Life Anywhere Else.
Photo: Imgur
Friday, October 3, 2014
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