#Lake Lungern in the Canton of @obwaldentourismus is not only a fishing paradise, but also a great place to take photos. You’ll find the best place to take photos if you drive in the direction of the #Brünig Pass. There you’ll find a viewing platform – called Chälrütirank – from which you can see across the lake and all the way to the horizon. Interestingly enough, Lake Lungern used to look a bit different. About 200 years ago it was lowered a few metres to create farmland. Now you know! Thanks for the photo, @flying_snickers
Half the time it’s like I’m living my life in a dream that I just don’t wanna wake up from ✨
The Russian extreme sports star makes the highest ever BASE jump after leaping from 7,220m.
It is exactly 60 years since Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay made the first ascent of Mt Everest. Since then, the world's highest mountain has attracted some of the world's most extreme athletes who have skied, snow-boarded and paraglided off the mountain. But no one has ever BASE-jumped — until now.
In early May the Russian extreme sports star Valery Rozov, 48, leapt from an altitude of 7,220m off the north side of the mountain to make the world's highest BASE jump.
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“Only when I got back home did I see how hard it was for me both physically and psychologically,” Rozov said after completing the feat.
The ascent began on the Chinese side on the famous north route. Rozov had selected a spot for his leap at an altitude of 7,220 meters. It took him four days to climb from base camp to the jumping location, assisted by a team of four Sherpas.
At precisely 2:30 p.m. local time on May 5th, with temperatures at -18 Celsius, he jumped. Because the cliff at the top was not very high, the initial moment in the rarified high altitude air was extremely precarious. (May 28, 2013 Written by Tarquin Cooper
R.I.P. Valery .
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That feeling when the warm sunlight hits your body 🏔