Posts under ‘Mountains’

Pyramiden on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway.

Pyramiden is a Russian settlement and coal mining community on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Founded by Sweden in 1910 and sold to the Soviet Union in 1927, Pyramiden was closed in 1998 and has since remained largely abandoned with most of its infrastructure and buildings still in place.

Spitsbergen – “polar desert” – how often [...]

Gunnbjørn Fjeld

Gunnbjørn Fjeld (also called only Gunnbjørn) is Greenland’s highest mountain and also the highest mountain north of the Arctic circle. It is located in the Watkins Range on the east coast, which contains several other summits above 3500 metres. It is a nunatak, a rocky peak protruding through glacial ice. Its height is often given [...]

Manpupuner rock formations

The Manpupuner rock formations (Man-Pupu-Nyer; Мань-Пупу-нёр) or the Seven Strong Men Rock Formations or Poles of the Komi Republic are a set of 7 gigantic abnormally shaped stone pillars located north of the Ural mountains in the Troitsko-Pechorsky District of the Komi Republic. These monoliths are around 30 to 42 m high and jut out [...]

Kizimen is a stratovolcano located in the southern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.

Kizimen is a stratovolcano located in the southern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
The volcano was in a dormant state since an eruption in 1929, but on 2 September 2009 it was reported by Georgina Cooper for the Reuters news agency that the crater lake temperature had risen 10 degrees Celsius in a week and [...]

Bezymianny is an active stratovolcano in Kamchatka

VarninG! visit the active stratovolcano without special equipment is not recommended!
Bezymianny (Russian: Безымянный — lit. unnamed) is an active stratovolcano in Kamchatka, Russia. Prior to its noted 1955-56 eruption, Bezymianny volcano had been considered extinct. The modern Bezymianny volcano, much smaller in size than its massive neighbors Kamen and Kliuchevskoi, was formed about 4700 [...]

Kamchatka Bezy Kliyu Kamen

Kamchatka volcanoes: Klyuchevskaya Sopka (top), Bezymianny (bottom), both in activity, and the Kamen (middle).

Kamen (translated from Russian: “Stone”) is a stratovolcano located in the southern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, flanked by Bezymianny and Kluchevskaya. It is the second highest volcano of Kamchatka.

Kamen Volcano is located in the heart of Klyuchevskaya volcano group. Typical stratovolcano [...]

Muztagh Ata

Muztagh Ata, or Muztagata , is the second highest (7546 metres) of the mountains which form the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau (not the second highest of the mountains of the Tibetan Plateau). It is sometimes regarded as being part of the Kunlun Shan, although physically it is more closely connected to the Pamirs. [...]