Tagged With "Mt. Everest"

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China plans rail tunnel through Mt. Everest

PHeymont ·
A few weeks ago, we reported on China's rail connections to Western Europe , and not long after that on Russia's interest in a new trans-Siberian road and railroad  that could link Europe to North America. Now, China is giving serious...
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Swiss "Jetman" Buzzes Mt Fuji

Travel Rob ·
Yves "Jetman" Rossy has recently flown 9 times around Japan's Mt Fuji.Previously he's flown over the city of Rio de Janerio, the Grand Canyon and evenCrossed the English Channel. Read about it  and view a video of his latest...
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April 15, 2019: Mt. Fuji, Japan

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shares some photos of iconic Mt. Fuji
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Re: Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the trip, PortMoresby, it looks like a fascinating place to visit. Those Romans certainly knew how to build a city..
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Re: Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

PHeymont ·
Pompeii has never attracted me, for a number of reasons...but I think you have just sold me on Herculaneum. It sill have to wait a while, sadly, but it is on the list.
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Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington
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Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

PortMoresby ·
    As a visitor to Naples, Italy and the surrounding countryside, it’s hard to disregard the presence of Mt. Vesuvius looming everywhere one goes.  For example, should one forget for a moment, we have only to step onto the...
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Re: Hiking Mt. Takao in Japan

HistoryDigger ·
I love Japan and hiking. This gives me a great place to go to escape the crush of Toyko on our next visit. Thanks for this. I didn't know about it when we lived in Japan.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 23, 2015: Dawn at Sheffield Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most memorable mornings I've ever experienced was at Sheffield camp on the Shira route of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  When the sun set the night before, we were on a dry desert plateau around 15,000 ft above sea level.  When we awoke...
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Hiking Mt. Takao in Japan

Travel Rob ·
            View from Mt Takao             Takao-san Guchi  Station- near base of Mt Takao    Tokyo is unfairly viewed as a...
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After 60 years, hotel still waits for opening day

PHeymont ·
Talk about plans gone wrong! A hotel in Sicily that started construction over 60 years ago and was completed over 30 years ago, has still had no guests except the local pigeons. The story is one of those "truth is stranger than fiction" tales.  ...
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December 14, 2017: Snow-shoeing on Mt. Spokane

DrFumblefinger ·
A winter wonderland, DrFumblefinger shares photos of snow-shoeing on Mt. Spokane after a fresh snow-fall.
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 1) Ascent to Shira

DrFumblefinger ·
(Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, viewed from the Shira plateau) Mt. Kilimanjaro has fascinated me ever since I read Ernest Hemingway’s classic novella, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro“.  Little did I know as a schoolboy that I would...
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Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was (#119)

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most memorable places I've ever visited was the Khumbu region of Nepal, home of the friendly Sherpa people.  The main town in this region is Namche Bazaar, the solution to this week's travel puzzle.  Congratulations to...
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Kluane National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits remote Kluane National Park in the Yukon territory. The park is home to most of the largest mountains in Canada, including it's tallest peak, Mt. Logan. It is home to hundreds of glaciers and forms part of the world's largest non-polar ice cap.
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November 13, 2019: Welcome to Montana

Samantha ·
Samantha arrives in Montana, her 40th state, with a welcome that matches its name as Big Sky state.
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Re: Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was (#119)

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for posting this piece on one of my favorite areas of the world. Lovely photos. You capture the beauty and majesty of this sacred region that is changing so fast. May they recover from the earthquakes.
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 2) Ice and Snow

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Fresh snow at sunrise, Sheffield Camp) We had ascended the western base of the volcano this past half week, had hiked through jungle and moorland, as I’ve described in a prior blog post here, and were now entering Kilimanjaro’s...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 4, 2013: Sunset and Sunrise, Western Icefields, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
 I enjoy watching sunsets and sunrises whenever I can, mostly because of their beautiful light.  This particular sunset (above) was partially blocked by a thick convoluted mass of clouds below us, but the diffused and changing light were...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 11, 2014: Highway 395

PortMoresby ·
    My favorite stretch of lonely road in the world is the 200 miles of Highway 395 south from Topaz Lake, where it enters California from Nevada, where these pictures were taken, south through Bridgeport and the turnoff to Bodie , past Mono...
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