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What you Need to Know Before Summiting the Notorious Mount St. Helens

What You Need to Know Before Summiting the Notorious Mount St. Helens Mount St. Helens is located in Skamania County, southwest of Washington. It lies in the Cascade Range and is among the top 5 notorious volcanoes among the Ring of Fire (the Cascade Volcanic Arc). It is approximately 80km northeast of Portland in Oregon. Geology and eruption Mount St. Helens Climate Climbing Mount St. Helens Any permits, passes or reservations needed? Accommodation on Mount St. Helens Mountain climbing routes Emergency/Information Center Flora and Fauna on Mount St. Helens Hiking with Kid Things to do Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano consisting of lava combined with pumice, ash and other rock deposits. It is only 40,000 years old. Streams...

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What You Didn’t Know About Climbing Mauna Kea

What You Didn’t Know About Climbing Mauna Kea The Big Island of Hawaii is home to the world’s tallest mountain-Mauna Kea. Yes, you heard me right! What about Mt. Everest? You wonder. Come; roam with me for a minute. Allow me to enlighten you. Generally, the height of a mountain is measured from the sea level. Therefore, Mt. Everest standing at 8,848m takes home the gold medal. It is king! Mauna Kea is only 4,207m above sea level but when measured from the ocean floor it beats Mt. Everest by a whopping 1,355m! How astonishing! Mauna Kea measured from the base to the peak has a height of 10203m, making it the highest island mountain in the world. It is...

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What You Need to Know Before Climbing Mt. Hood

What You Need to Know Before Climbing Mt. Hood Oregon’s highest summit, Mt. Hood, at 3426m, is one to behold. It is an ice cone beautifully rising above lush green vegetation. A mountain-lake nearby, by the name Mirror Lake, gives a perfect reflection of Mt. Hood. Mirror Lake Photo By Kkmd It lies on the border between two counties; Hood River and Clackamas about 80km south-east of Portland. Mount Hood Climate Climbing Mt. Hood Accommodation on Mt. Hood Mountain climbing routes Emergency Plan Fauna on Mount Hood Flora on Mount Hood Hiking with Kids Things to do In North America, this glaciated peak is one of the most coveted by climbers and is situated within Mt. Hood National Forest. After...

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Mount Shasta - Climbing and hiking the majestical, perfect cone

How to Summit Mount Shasta The legendary Mt. Shasta soars to 4322m high. It almost seems unreal as it rises majestically from the flatlands in perfect cone-shape and snow-cap. Even the naturalist Author John Muir, could not hold back upon seeing Mt. Shasta. He penned these heartwarming yet captivating words in 1874, “When I first caught sight of it, I was weary and 50 miles away and afoot. Yet all my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since.” Mt. Shasta is located in Siskiyou County, south end of the Cascade Range in California, United States. Known as the second highest peak in the region of the Cascades, it forms a part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest....

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Dolomita di Brenta –the Wildest part of the Alps

The Dolomita di Brenta is a mountain group that is part of the Dolomites, listed on the UNESCO heritage list. Although these mountains are certainly not the highest in the Alps, they might well be contender as some of the most impressive. The Dolomites in the Northeast of Italy are characterized by their roughness and purity. The sheer peaks are an impressive sight hiding adventurous trails, such as via ferrata, and mountain hut treks. It is the main reason why enthusiast hikers and mountaineers have visited the region for over 100 years. About the Dolomita di Brenta The Dolomita di Brenta is a mountain group in the Italian Dolomites. It is fully located within the borders of the province of...

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