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World Notables

“Why? Why climb mountains?” No answer is complete or satisfactory. Perhaps there is no single answer; perhaps each climber must have his own reasons for such an effort. The answer cannot be simple; it is compounded of such elements as the great beauty of clear cold air, of colors beyond the ordinary, of the lure of unknown regions beyond the rim of experience. The pleasure of physical fitness, the pride of conquering a steep and…

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World Highpoints

How Many Countries are in the World? Now that is a question that’s somewhat difficult to answer, as there is no one right answer. Many sources offer different answers, and depending on the source. The US State Department recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but that list of countries reflects the political agenda of the United States of America. Whatever the answer we can guarantee no one has climbed them all… From Grossglockner in…

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World’s Classic Treks

Volcano Arenal in Costa Rica is a popular destination even though it is still an active Volcano at 5,437 feet. A three–day circuit starting from La Fortuna, known for its hot rivers and warm caves, takes you from the bottom of the Volcano up into the cloud forest of Monteverde; the most renowned forests in Central America. The Southern Upland Way treks coast-to-coast across Scotland from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. It has…

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New 7 Wonders of World

New 7 Wonders of the World was an initiative started in 2000 as a Millennium project. Great Pyramid of Giza located in Egypt, built in 2560 BC Great Wall of China located in China, built in 700 BC Petra located in Jordan, built in 312 BC The Colosseum located in Rome, Italy, built in 80 AD Chichén Itzá located in Yucatán, Mexico, built in 600 AD Machu Picchu located in Cuzco Region, Peru, built in…

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