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Climbing Cho Oyu – the ambition of every mountaineer

Cho Oyu There are only fourteen 8,000 meter peaks in the world. Climbing one of these giants is an ambitious goal often set by mountaineers. Cho Oyu, found on the Everest Massif at the China-Nepal border, is a name that more than often pops up in their mind. Why? Despite being the sixth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8188 meter? Cho Oyu is regarded as the easiest of 8000 meter peaks. An expedition on Cho Oyu is the best introduction in Himalayan mountaineering. If this expedition is on your list, here are a few things you should know. History As is the case with Everest, a 8000 meter peak that is considered to be ‘easy accessible’...

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Zugspitze – highest mountain in Germany

The Zugspitze is, with 2962m above sea level, the highest mountain in Germany. On its summit, you will find a building with a restaurant, kiosk, a museum and a panoramic terrace offering views of four neighbouring countries. On clear days it is possible to see the Eibsee, the Grossglockner, de Piz Bernina and even the television tower in Munich. Winter season lures skiers and snowboarders to the pistes around the mountain, while the facility of the gondolas makes it easier for active travelers during the summer season. About the Zugspitze With an elevation of 2962 meters, the Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. It is located closely to the border of Austrian Tyrol, from whereyou can see impressive peaks...

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Großvenediger – the Ancient Majesty

Generally the Grossvenediger is considered to be the fourth highest mountain in Austria. The glaciated peak is part of the Hohe Tauern National Park, a hiking and biking paradise in East Tyrol. With the many villages situated close to the base of the peak, the mountain is often the setting for many day hikes as well as multi-day treks. About the Grossvenediger The Grossvenediger (3666m) is the fourth highest mountain in Austria after Grossglockner (3798m), Wildspitze (3774m) and Weisskugel (3739m). The origin of the name is not quite clear. Some claim it is derived from the Venetian merchants, who were passing by via a trade route over the mountain passes. Others say it is named Grossvenediger (translation: Great Venetian) since...

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Elbrus

The two-headed mount of Elbrus beckons mountain climbers, snowboarders, and nature-lovers. With the altitude of 5642 meters, the western peak of the mountain deserved to the title of the highest point in Europe. However, the eastern peak is only 21 meters lower. Believe us; you won’t notice this difference on the way to the summit! Elbrus How to Get There Terskol is the nearest village to the Elbrus Mountain, which offers many tourist facilities - accommodation, traditional Kabardino-Balkarian food, rescue center, tourist shops, etc. In a free day, you can visit Vladimir Vysotsky Alpine Museum in Tegenek Village nearby Terskol. Is Elbrus Easy To Climb? Thanks to the gentle southern slope Elbrus, it includes one of the most popular trails...

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