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Skiing the Ice Caves of Chamonix’s Mer de Glace Glacier

A beautifully shot clip from a freeskiing movie called Backyards Project by skier/skateboarder Sam Favret filmed in his backyard of Chamonix, France, under the shadow of Mt. Blanc, Europe's highest peak. It's like a skate park carved from walls of ice. I'm an avid skier but I'm not quite ready for this. I'll probably wait until my 55th birthday.…
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The Legend of the Heathen Maiden

This is Ajdovska deklica, or the Heathen Maiden, whose forlorn visage hangs permanently on the sheer rock face of the 2,547m (8,356 ft) high Prisojnik, a mountain that forms part of the eastern wall of Slovenia’s Vršič pass. It's a natural formation caused by rock fractures that rests at the center of an oft-told local legend. According to local…
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