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Wildspitze, the Giant in Tirol

Der Wildspitze, a true bucket-list giant. The Wildspitze is the second highest mountain in Austria and the highest in Tirol. With more than 100 different ski villages, the Wildspitze is a well-known setting for many wintersport enthusiastics looking for a memorable winter holiday. In summertime, the historical towns, rich culture and traditional Tyrolean customs, make this spot on earth a great location to stay after a long day out and about. About Located in Ötztal in Austria The Wildspitze is located in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol between the Ötztal and the Pitztal. It is the second highest peak in Austria with an altitude of 3772 meters. Only the Grossglockner reaches higher. The mountain was first ascended by L. Klotz,...

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Dykh Tau – Europe’s second highest after Mount Elbrus

With the altitude of 5204 meters, Dykh-Tau is the second highest mountain in the Caucasus and the whole Europe after Elbrus. That’s why it’s a must-visit destination for those who aim to stand on the highest Caucasus summits or the mountaineers who have set the Second Seven Summits list as a target. The Second Seven Summits list Dykh Tau is on the list of the Second Seven Summits. This is an alternative list to the well-known and more popular Seven Summits quest. This list includes the second highest mountain peaks on every continent and is regarded as more challenging and difficult than the traditional list as it includes ascents of K2, Mount Kenya and Dykh Tau, three climbs that are...

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Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat is one of three the most dangerous eight-thousanders in the world. The altitude of 8126 meters makes the summit the second highest mountain in Pakistan and the ninth highest in the world. Geographic Location Located in the northwest of the Himalayas, the mountain belongs to the territory controlled by Pakistan. Once in 2013 ten innocent climbers became victims of the Taliban attack. Luckily, it was the only serious conflict in recent years. Thus it couldn't affect the popularity of the famous trekking to Nanga Parbat base camp. To attend the trekking, you don’t need any permission, but you need Pakistan visa to enter the country. Bear in mind; it’s not easy to get for some nationalities. Routes to...

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Lhotse

Located only 3 kilometers away from the great Everest, Lhotse appears on most photos together with the roof of the Earth. Although Lhotse will never outperform the legendary neighbor, still it is one of the highest (8516 meters) and most adorable peaks for professional climbers. The Everest Massif How to Get There? Located on the Everest Massif, Lhotse is divided between Nepal and China. Climbing the peak from the Nepalese part, you will move through the Sagarmatha National Park. On the other hand, the Tibetan (Chinese) part attracts tourists with the unique culture. Routes to the Top Needless to say, the summit of Lhotse is extremely dangerous even for the most trained and experienced mountain climbers. No wonder it has...

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Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga attracts adventure-seekers with its snow-white shapes and the title of the third highest summit in the world after Everest and K2. The mountain consists of 5 peaks and the most upper Kanchenjunga Main reaches 8586 meters above the sea level. The summit of Kanchenjunga Interesting to know that before 1852 the mountain was considered the first in the world by the altitude. It means, adventure-seekers have always dreamed of this about this summit. Keep reading if you are one of them. How to Get There? The top of the mountain lies on the border between Nepal and India (Sikkim State). However, you will notice the snow-white peak from afar. The massive area of Kanchenjunga belongs to 14 protected areas...

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