Mountains fun facts

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26 Aug

10 Omniscient Facts about Olympus

Olympus is an incredible place that plays an important role in Greece’s landscape, history, and mythology. So, it’s only right that we should learn more about the home of the Gods, right? Here are some fun facts about Olympus you’re going to want to remember. 1. It’s a real place! You will likely have already …
Aerial view of The Matterhorn
11 May

9 Majestic Facts about The Matterhorn

If you’ve ever wanted to try climbing the world’s largest and most treacherous peaks, then the Matterhorn could well be on your bucket list. However, it’s a seriously risky trip – you really need to know what you’re doing! How much do you really know about the Matterhorn, should you wish to visit? Here are …
Fun facts about Mount Kilimanjaro
5 Feb

13 Remarkable Facts About Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most fascinating peaks! A UNESCO heritage site, this African volcano is a massive tourist attraction. In fact, many people try to climb it for its amazing views! Read on for some fun facts about Kilimanjaro that might just inspire a visit of your own. 1. Introducing… Mount Kilimanjaro is …
facts about sierra nevada
28 Jan

12 Special Facts about Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada is known as being one of the United States’ most extensive mountain ranges, as it trails along the eastern edge of California. The mountains are made mainly from the granite of volcanic lava, and the area contains all kinds of canyons, lakes, waterfalls, and more! Millions of people scurry here every year …
Mt Fuji
9 Mar

12 Towering Facts About Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji’s more than just a mountain – it’s an active volcano! This natural behemoth, found out in Japan, is a massive draw for tourists from all over the world. What’s more, this towering beauty also holds much religious and spiritual significance to many people. Here are some fun facts about Mount Fuji to marvel …
facts about mount everest
15 Jan

14 Major Facts About Mount Everest

Mount Everest is one of the most commanding natural peaks on the planet – it really does have a big reputation to work up to! As such, there are plenty of interesting figures and statistics about the mountain that are worth remembering. Here are some fun facts about Mount Everest you might want to remember …
Pyrenees facts
4 Dec

12 Playful Facts About The Pyrenees

Have you ever gone mountaineering in Europe before? If so, you may well have come across the Pyrenees. This famous mountain range is one of France’s peak hotspots – though there’s nothing particularly ‘hot’ about these mountains when you get up high! If you’re looking for some curious trekking opportunities towards the West of Europe, …
facts about avalanches
29 Nov

11 Awesome Facts About Avalanches

Avalanches are natural hazards occurring in certain parts of the world during certain weather conditions. They can be triggered by several events and cause damage to property as well as injuries or even death – so it’s always a good idea to try and stay well away! In any case, here are some fun facts …
Dolomite Mountain Facts
22 Nov

23 Detailed Facts About The Dolomites

The Dolomite mountain range in northeastern Italy is an idyllic playground for both outdoor adventurers and those seeking a taste of the region’s cultural heritage. Much of the region was Austrian until annexation by Italy after World War I, and the distinctive local cuisine reflects these roots, so expect lots of speck, sauerkraut, knödel, and …
facts about the rocky mountains
6 Nov

11 Rugged Facts About The Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains, known to millions as just ‘The Rockies’, is one of the most famous mountain ranges in the world.  Millions of tourists visit this US region every year, making it one of the most popular natural sites of interest in America. But how much do you actually know about this mountain range, its …
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7 Oct

16 Amazing Facts About The Alps

If you’ve ever been mountaineering in Europe before, there is a good chance you may have come across the Alps! This huge mountain range covers a vast array of land and proves to be truly breathtaking to traverse. Here are some fun facts about the Alps that should help whet your appetite for a trek. …
interesting facts about the Ural Mountains
30 Aug

28 Massive Facts About The Ural Mountains

If you’ve read through any of our fact files in the past, you’ll know that Russia is a very big place indeed – with lots of intriguing history! However, beyond revolutions and changes in regime, you’ll find even more fascinating history out in the natural ridges of the Ural mountains. This extensive mountain range is …
fun facts about skiing
29 Aug

13 Spectacular Facts About Skiing

Ever been skiing before? It’s likely to be some of the best fun you can have with snow – short of building snowmen, we’d wager! However, skiing remains a massively exhilarating and exciting pursuit. It can take some time for you to learn how to master the sticks and skis, however, once you hit the …
facts about mountains
28 Jul

12 Monumental Facts About Mountains

The global landscape is truly fascinating! There are some unbelievable highs and stunning lows to be seen all around. Of course, some of our most spectacular landscape features are mountains – and these can be found all over the world, from Wales to China. How many mountains have you conquered already? Regardless of your own …
interesting facts about Mount Vesuvius
28 Apr

12 Massive Facts About Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is world-famous for a variety of reasons.  Not only is it an active volcano that’s fairly large compared to the mainstream, it’s also been a part of the landscape for centuries, even millennia.  How much do you really know about this volcano?  Here’s 12 fun facts about Mount Vesuvius to help freshen your …