Mont Blanc is looking pretty sweet in the sunshine; it is definitely a beautifully rugged place. But these guys are so focused! Do you sneak glimpses of the view as you're hiking or wait till the top to check it out?
Photo by @alexbuisse
The legendary @jim_elzinga showing us young pups how its done on The Professor Falls. Probably a pretty casual day out for him considering he once soloed Cascade, Borgeaux Left and Professor's all in the same day.
Travel Story. Valtournenche, Italy.
We love knowing the travel stories behind incredible pictures like this one, so we asked photographer and explorer @matteoredaelli_ what was happening in this epic, rocky landscape before he took the photo.
This is what he told us: 'This picture was taken from the top of a mountain halfway through a hike of 7 hours in Valtournenche. I have never met a person more determined than Gloria in my life. She is the friend in the picture. In this raw landscape we did not find any others hikers for the whole hike. We passed across the lake in the picture (Lago Grande) and finally arrived in the bivouac at 2800 meters. I guess when I took the picture here we were at almost 3100 meters. So much fun! :)' Photo & Story by @matteoredaelli_
Feeling called to share my gratitude for the ladies I’ve connected with over the past year. A year ago I hardly had any sisters on the island. I set an intention and asked the #universe to help me find my #tribe here. A year later, couldn’t have asked for more. It is said that everyone in your life is a mirror of yourself, reflecting parts of your consciousness back to you. If these ladies are a #reflection of parts of myself then I’d say I’m doing pretty darn good. Thank you for continuing to #inspire , #empower and #uplift me and our communities by doing what you do and being who you are. Grateful to know you ladies and may there be many more adventures together. .
@brittanyyahraus @annaokoye @aprilghawaii @worldsmyhome @opulentaudio -> Maura
This glacial lake in the valley of the ten peaks is so beautifully blue due to the minerals in the water, which comes down from the surrounding mountains.
If hitting up mountain and lake vistas this majestic isn't the best way to spend the weekend, we don't know what is.
How are you re-energising this weekend?
Photo by @prussiansglory
When I climbed Urs Hole a few years back the bowl above had already slid and we walked right over top of this thing, unaware of its existence. It was so fun to finally explore these caves by headlamp after work with @brandencorliss
This is the season of waiting. And I do not like to wait, I like the instant gratification that comes from hiking to new views, that comes from climbing a mountain - the immediate burn of muscles and the joy a granola bar brings. We are hoping to break the big wait this weekend by heading to Mount Baker for our first weekend of skiing. I cannot wait any longer.
Today he's set off for a 50-day expedition to the South Pole, unassisted with nothing but whiteness all around him. Scott Sears is undertaking the ultimate challenge. In an effort to raise £25,000 for the Gurkha Welfare Trust, he will take on winds of up to 150mph, temperatures of -50c and 90kg of supplies.
Traveling 1100km in all of that sure won't be easy, but we have every confidence in Scott. He's been training hard to have polar-bear-like strength. Luckily there are no polar bears hanging around the South Pole, so being eaten is one less thing to worry about... We can't wait to see Scott's journey documented straight from the ice as he sends updates in to his Instagram @antarctic_gurkha.
Good luck Scott!
Photo by @antarctic_ghurkha
Green, red or yellow, trees are pretty beautiful right? A shelter from rain, a challenge to climb and a natural sink of carbon dioxide: they're working overtime for us. Oh... and we forgot the fresh oxygen they give out, along with regulating the temperature and rainfall.
But every year huge amounts of forest are cut down - around 15 billion trees! Isn't that crazy?
And where does it go? For our growing population's food, consumer items like furniture and paper, clothing and to make way for cattle ranches or residential/industrial buildings.
So what can we do? Go paperless, eat less meat, buy and use recycled items and avoid items which have palm oil in. And do some research! See some more top tips here: ://www.conserve-energy-future.com/phenomenal-ways-to-stop-deforestation-and-protect-our-planet.php
Hiking, skiing and generally having fun in our forests is also a pretty good way to start by showing some #appreciation for nature 🌲
Photo by @jannikobenhoff