The Gurten is a mountain located immediately south of Bern, Switzerland's capital city. Its top is 858 meters (2,815 feet) high, with views of Bern, the Jura mountains, and the Alps.
A hotel, restaurants, a 25-meter-high (82-foot) viewing tower, and a children's playground are all available on the Gurten. In the winter, there are winter sports facilities available. Every year in the middle of July, the Gurtenfestival, a music festival, takes place.
The Gurten can be reached on foot or through the Gurten Funicular, which departs from Wabern. Wabern may be accessible by tram, train, or car from central Bern. Wabern bei Bern station, on Bern S-Bahn lines S3 and S31, is next to the funicular's lower station, as is the Gurtenbahn stop on Bern tramway route 9.
Aegerten's castle is about a kilometer (0.62 mi) to the south-east of the Gurten top. The ruins consist of a roundish castle hill encircled on three sides by a wall and rench, which once housed a rectangular donjon.
Mont Fort is a Pennine Alps mountain near Verbier, Switzerland, in the canton of Valais. It is located north of the Rosablanche, between the Bagnes and Nendaz valleys. Mont Fort, at 3,328 meters above sea level, is the highest peak north of the Col de Louvie (2,921 m).
Mont Fort is surrounded by multiple glaciers, the largest of which is the Glacier de Tortin, which is located on the northern slope of the mountain. The Glacier du Mont Fort, on the northeastern side, is the second largest. Petit Mont Fort is the lesser summit on its eastern side (3,135 m). Between the two summits is the Petit Mont Fort Glacier. On the south side of the mountain, there are no glaciers. On the south flank, a small lake known as Lac du Petit Mont Fort (2,764 m) can be found.
From the heights of Verbier or Nendaz, the peak of Mont Fort is readily reached by cable car. The two valleys' cable cars meet at the intermediate station (2,894 m) north of the Col des Gentianes, with the top portion reaching a height of 3,308 meters. The mountain, which includes the Glacier de Tortin, is the highest point in the 4 Vallées ski region, accessible by the Mont-Fort cable car during the winter and early spring seasons. From the mountain's crest, one ski slope descends down to the Col des Gentianes, where a restaurant and two cable cars lead down to Verbier and Siviez (Haute-Nendaz).
Mount Everest, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas, is the world's highest mountain above sea level. The border between China and Nepal goes through its highest point. The Chinese and Nepali government most recently established its elevation (snow height) of 8,848.86 m (29,031.7 ft) in 2020.
Many climbers, even experienced mountaineers, go to Mount Everest. There are two main climbing routes to the summit, one from Nepal's southeast (known as the Classic Route) and the other from Tibet's north. While the conventional route does not present considerable technical climbing challenges, Everest does bring perils such as altitude sickness, weather, and wind, as well as significant avalanche and Khumbu Icefall hazards. Over 300 individuals have perished on Everest as of 2019, with many of their bodies still on the peak.
British mountaineers conducted the first known attempts to climb Everest's top. Because foreigners were not permitted to enter Nepal at the time, the British attempted the north ridge route from the Tibetan side multiple times. After the British reached 7,000 meters (22,970 feet) on the North Col in 1921, the 1922 expedition extended the north ridge path up to 8,320 meters (27,300 feet), marking the first time a person had climbed above 8,000 meters (26,247 ft). The 1924 expedition produced one of Everest's most enduring mysteries: George Mallory and Andrew Irvine made a final summit attempt on 8 June but never returned, generating disagreement about whether they were the first to reach the summit. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary used the southeast ridge route to make the first official ascent of Everest in 1953. As part of the 1952 Swiss expedition, Norgay had climbed to an altitude of 8,595 meters (28,199 feet) the previous year. On May 25, 1960, a Chinese climbing team led by Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo, and Qu Yinhua accomplished the first ascent of the summit from the north ridge.
Southern Africa's Namib Desert is a coastal desert. Namib is a Khoekhoegowab name that means vast place in Khoekhoegowab. The Namib runs for over 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, reaching southward from the Carunjamba River in Angola, through Namibia, and to the Olifants River in the Western Cape of South Africa, according to the largest definition. The Namib's northernmost portion, which stretches for 450 kilometers (280 miles) from the Angola-Namibia border, is known as the Moçâmedes Desert, while its southern portion borders the Kalahari Desert. The Namib progressively rises in elevation from the Atlantic coast eastward, reaching up to 200 kilometers (120 miles) inland to the foot of the Great Escarpment.
The Namib is the only real desert in southern Africa, with annual precipitation ranging from 2 millimetres (0.079 in) in the most parched sections to 200 millimetres (7.9 in) at the escarpment. The Namib Desert, which has been arid or semi-arid for 55–80 million years and contains some of the world's driest regions, may be the world's oldest desert and contains some of the world's driest regions, with only western South America's Atacama Desert challenging it for age and aridity benchmarks.
The Rigi is an Alps mountain range found in Central Switzerland. The water of three separate bodies of water surrounds the entire massif nearly entirely: Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug, and Lake Lauerz. The range is located in the Schwyzer Alps and is divided between the cantons of Schwyz and Lucerne, while the major peak, Rigi Kulm, at 1,798 meters above sea level, is located in Schwyz. On the peak stands the Rigi Kulm Hotel, which was built in 1816.
The Rigi Trains, Europe's oldest mountain railways, service the Rigi Kulm and surrounding locations, including the Rigi Kaltbad resort. During the winter, you may go skiing or sledding, and during the summer, you can go hiking.
Table Mountain National Park, formerly known as the Cape Peninsula National Park, is a national park in Cape Town, South Africa, established on May 29, 1998, with the goal of safeguarding the Table Mountain Chain's natural environment, particularly the uncommon fynbos vegetation. South African National Parks is in charge of the park. The site is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cape Floral Region.
Table Mountain, after which the park is called, and the Cape of Good Hope, Africa's most southwestern tip, are both located within the park.