Undiscovered Hiker’s Paradise in Yading Nature Reserve, China

Situated high above sea level, Yading is a mountain sanctuary, that the outside world found out about only in the late 1990′s. The place is so special and visited by the Tibetan pilgrims, that even three peaks are sanctified by the 5th Dalai Lama.

Visitors come here today to admire the spectacular nature and have a memorable hike in the mountains. Starting from Yading village it can take 6 days to complete the trail around the sacred mountains. The air is fresh, the skies are blue, the water from the streams is clear and drinkable. There are now crowds yet, only making this place more special.

Why to go there?: The landscape is certainly breathtaking, just like the hike. You don’t need to be professional, but definitely in a good physical shape, since the paths are spread out in a mountainous area in a high altitude.
When to go there?: Right now if you want to see the still unspoiled nature. However, there are plans to make the place more accessible for tourism and develop facilities. The weather is the most pleasant in autumn.
How to get there?: Only one bus goes to Daocheng from Kangding. The journey takes about 13 hours.

Undiscovered Hiker’s Paradise in Yading Nature Reserve, China
Photo: Andrea Pozzi
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Italian Dude to Live on Iceberg For A Year

Italian Dude to Live on Iceberg For A YearIf a glacier melts and retreats on the mountains or crumbles in the Arctic and there are no witnesses, it is never really existed?


In the Spring of 2015, for the first time ever, Alex Bellini will live on the tip of an iceberg, carved from a glacier in the North West of Greenland. Clinging to that piece of drifting ice, Alex will spend up to twelve months to witness the last phase of its long life, while managing with a constantly changing environment. As the iceberg will get smaller and less stable Alex Bellini will have to adapt himself to the new situation. In order to survive for as long as possible, Alex Bellini will have to adapt his lifestyle and habits. This will be crucial to getting people to think, to make parallels with everyday life characterised by a total lack of willingness to change and adapt. Adrift has the purpose of raising awarness and bringing contribution to the long discussed global warming and climate change theories, inspire students all over the World with educational programmes and inspire to live more sustainably.

Source: Unofficial Networks
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Mountain Bike Rider Takes a Healthy Tumble After Being Charged By a Grizzly in Jasper, Canada.

Mountain Bike Rider Takes a Healthy Tumble After Being Charged By a Grizzly in Jasper, Canada.While mountain biking in Jasper, Alberta on August 4, 2013, my cousin Dan and I were charged by a grizzly sow three times.


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Top 10 Ice Caves in the World

Ice caves are the amazing wonders of nature, hiding under the glaciers. Many tours to the glaciers include visiting the caves. Some caves are not open for everyone, since they are difficult to navigate. However, many of them were discovered by the fearless adventurers. If you are going to visit any ice cave that is not monitored by any tourist service, you have to remember that it may collapse any time, so be extra careful.

1. Skaftafell Ice Cave, Iceland
The most recognizable cave, located in the favorite Skaftafell National Park, is gorgeous. The blue ice however can be seen after a heavy rain in winter. It is even said that when the glacier moves even a millimeter, the loud sound is heard in the cave.

Why to go there?: The most popular ice cave, surrounded with beautiful nature of Iceland.
When to go there?: In winter, when it is really cold and the ice wouldn’t collapse.
How to get there?: The agencies organize hotel pick-ups from Reykjavík.

1. Skaftafell Ice Cave, Iceland - Top 10 Ice Caves in the World

The Out of This World Experience in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

The area of ice-clogged waters and a McMurdo Sound ice shelf are a source of important researches for the scientists. According to them, in places like these the primitive types of life might have started.

The amazing ice formations on the surface and stunning underwater world in McMurdo Sound are hidden from the curious eyes of human beings. Only the scientists and a very few tourists happen to have a glimpse to this enigmatic world. The wildlife is also very impressive here: orcas, seals, Adelie and Emperor penguins are few of the Antarctic animals spotted in McMurdo. The landscapes along with the Nacreous clouds make an impression of a different planet.

Those few tourists who visit Antarctica usually go to Antarctic Peninsula, but the visits to the other parts including McMord are growing. Although it is complicated to run tourism here, there are some options. Some adventurers even find themselves a job on a ship, so they get the opportunity to visit this remote, but definitely a spectacular place to see at least once in your lifetime.

Why to go there?: Antarctica is definitely one of the most remote places on Earth, housing the most unspoiled beauty you can possibly think of.
When to go there?:During Antarctic summer – from November to March. Other part of the year is extremely cold and dark.
How to get there?: IAATO and Spirit of Enderby offer cruises to Antarctica. Also flights from Punta Arenas (Chile), Cape Town (South Africa) and Qantas (Australia) are available.

The Out of This World Experience in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
Photo: Andrew Smith
Sunday, August 24, 2014
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Skier Befriends The Cutest Ringed Seal Pup... And Melts Hearts Everywhere.

Skier Befriends The Cutest Ringed Seal Pup... And Melts Hearts Everywhere.Juha Salo was skiing the Western coast of Finland when he had the most adorable encounter with a ringed seal pup. At first, the little seal cried as Juha approached it and it quickly became apparent to him that the pup was lost, and couldn't find its mother.

The helpless baby seal soon took a warming to Juha and started following him around, refusing to leave his side, acting just like a puppy. My heart was barely able to take it.


Juhu says that the day after he came across the seal pup again, this time with two other baby seals and it didn't seem as hungry that time. Here's hoping the mother wasn't too far away during the first encounter and that she found her baby.

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Source: Juha Salo Via Viral Nova
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Get Ready for the Winter Season in Aspen, USA

The famous ski resort in the Rocky Mountains is excited for the upcoming winter season. And until the area will be covered with snow, the mountain slopes look beautiful and colorful in fall.

Originally a mining village in the 19th century, it turned into a celebrity retreat in the 20th century after a journalist Hunter S. Thompson and musician John Denver settled here and popularized Aspen among the celebrities. Today it is one of the most expensive cities in the US.

The ski area in Aspen Mountain provides the comfortable track. The longest run stretches for 5 km (3mi). However, there are not many options for the beginners: the tracks are for intermediates to experts. The climate is always mild in Aspen with an average temperature of 25 °C in summer and 0 °C in winter.

During summer White River National Forest, which provides amazing scenery, attracts hikers. And many boutiques of the famous fashion designers please the shoppers. So when planning your winter holiday options, keep in mind Aspen.

Get Ready for the Winter Season in Aspen, USA
Photo: Corbis Image
Friday, August 22, 2014
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The Glacier Skywalk – an Exciting Observation Platform in Canada

The Glacier Skywalk – an Exciting Observation Platform in CanadaA glass-floored viewpoint that spans over the Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park offers an extremely exciting walk. The skywalk, situated on the edge of a cliff, juts out above a 280 m (918 ft) drop. A spectacular views of the Canadian wildlife, glaciers and mountains open from this transparent observation platform.

The park is established in the Canadian Rockies and is the biggest one here. Besides the glaciers and mountains it also features hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and fossils. The adrenaline pumping experience is guaranteed as the hikers get to see amazing panoramic views in front of them and geologically significant rocks below, while having a feeling of walking on the air.

Why to go there?: Great views and exciting experience guaranteed.
When to go there?: All year round.
How to get there?: The Glacier Skywalk is found on the Icefields Parkway. Get there by car from Jasper or Banff or by shuttle from Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre.

The Glacier Skywalk – an Exciting Observation Platform in Canada
Photo: Glacier Skywalk
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Stunning Photos of The Otherworldly Beauty of Antarctica's Iceberg

Tokyo-based nature photographer Martin Bailey takes us to the otherworldly beauty of monolithic icebergs and ice palaces that extend throughout the frozen continent of Antarctica.

In this stunning natural landscape, Bailey finds parallels to the manmade wonders of the world, as some icebergs resemble the great pyramids and some other grand palaces of our human history.

Stunning Photos of The Otherworldly Beauty of Antarctica's Iceberg

Beautiful Winter in The Karkonosze Mountains, Poland

Beautiful Winter in The Karkonosze Mountains, PolandThe Karkonosze National Park spreads in the southwestern Poland and borders with Czech Republic. Sniezka is the highest point in the mountains and reaches 1,602 m (5,256 ft) above sea level. The structures on top of it look like a space station.

No professional equipment is needed to climb Sniezka from the Polish side. However, in winter it might be quite challenging. About 1.5 million tourists visit the park every year. There are many walking paths in summer and skiing areas in winter.

Why to go there?: Visit this wonderful nature reserve and you will meet friendly locals, as well as see these majestic landscapes.
When to go there?: Go in winter to ski, in summer to climb the mountains.
How to get there?: The path to Sniezka goes from adorable mountain town Jelenia Góra.

Beautiful Winter in The Karkonosze Mountains, Poland
Photo: Piotr Krzaczkowski
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Amazing Arctic Aerochrome Film Captures

Amazing Artic Aerochrome Film CapturesRecently, New York City-based photographer Daniel Zvereff acquired some of the last remaining stock of Kodak Aerochrome film.
Kodak Aerochrome– an old infrared-sensitive, false-color reversal film featuring medium resolving power and fine grain. That way white artic shots will turn out to almost alien like, giving it an extra WOW effect.

Amazing Arctic Aerochrome Film Captures
Monday, August 18, 2014
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