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  • Hike Day Speech

    The largest glacier reaches 0.7 miles, but ecologists estimate that glaciers will completely melt by 2020. Despite these sad statistics, there is plenty to see at Glacier. Tall mountains jut around flat plains; rushing waterfalls sprinkle around the park; 762 tranquil lakes delve deep into the land; and wildflowers peek up all over the ground. 151 hiking trails total 745 miles of must-see paths throughout the park. No matter what time of year you head to Glacier National Park, chinooks, dry warm breezes that gust down the mountain, take the chill out of your bones. Try to squeeze this wondrous hiking spot on a National Hike Day soon to…

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  • Himalaya Essay

    He descended to the earth in ten different forms (avatars) to preserve righteousness in the world. The Himalaya has done the same: Mountains reincarnate to preserve the planet's 'right environment' for life. This Vishnu-Himalaya parallelism has mythological beauty and richness. In Hindu mythology, Himavat is the personification of the Himalayan Mountains. He is the father of Ganga, a heavenly river that flew from the toe of Vishnu, but which was brought down to the earth to purify the ashes of…

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  • Importance Of Polar Expeditions In Shipwreck At The Bottom Of The World By Ernest Shackleton

    We will be taking a look at just these three obstacles. Of course, the animals of the Antarctic were a plentiful food source for Shackleton and the crew of Endurance but they also posed a threat. When the crew were on the ice enjoying hockey or soccer they had to take great care to keep on the lookout for killer whales. Frequently, the killer whales would break through the ice to grab seals and couldn’t distinguish between the men and seals. In addition, they could not let their guard down when…

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  • Descriptive Essay On Beartooth Mountain

    have ever seen, Beartooth Mountain. The first time I see the mountain I am astounded anything could possibly be so immense. The sun catches the snow at the top of the mountain shooting light down into the Valley below. Then my view slides down the mountain, numerous pine trees seem to wrap around the entire mountain like a child in their blanket. This is the moment I realize it is amazing that later today, I am going to be at the top. As I approach the mass of pine trees, I begin to smell the…

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  • Personal Narrative: Growing Up In Vail

    people I shared the chairlift with would tell me how lucky I was, but I would just smile politely and nod, unaware of my fortune. I had grown up in mountains and didn’t know anything different. As I have gotten older and been fortunate enough to have traveled outside of my familiar mountain range, I have realized how intensely beautiful mountains are. Now that I have become so attached to my activities and lifestyle in Vail, I can’t imagine growing up anywhere else. The beautiful mountains that…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Beauty Of The Sawtooth Mountains

    thirty mile hike. Right now you probably think I’m crazy for hiking up mountains for thirty miles! But I will never forget the experience of the beauty of the Sawtooth mountains and spending time with my grandpa. Also, I will never forget the massiveness of the three ridges we had to climb up. That was definitely not my favorite part of the hike. The hike started out at a lake called Pedit Lake, then we went to a few other mountain lakes before we got to beautiful Redfish lake, our destination.…

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  • Suicide In Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

    Dealing with a traumatic experience can be very difficult for one to overcome. Jon Krakauer, a journalist and avid climber, was contracted to write a story for Odyssey magazine about climbing Mount Everest. While coming down from the mountain, the expedition group experienced many incidents which caused all but 2 of the members to die. Krakauer was uneasy about the expedition to begin with, but coming home as 1 of 2 survivors severely affected his life after the accident. In Jon Krakauer’s Into…

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  • The Role Of Commercialism In Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

    attempt to summit Everest in the disaster of 1996. The Everest guides fight not only to get to the top, but to get popularity for more customers to climb with them. The only way to get people to pay to get up to the top of the world’s highest mountain was to have a good reputation. Rob Hall the guide for Adventure Consultants, Scott Fisher the leader of Mountain Madness, and Ian Woodall are examples of leaders who made commercialism their highest priority. Rob Hall is a very respected guide on…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Experience In The Andes

    Interviewer:What did you hope to experience in the Andes? Rosemarie Alecio:I could not wait to experience the beauty and depth of the Andes.Looking up to the mountain , all I could imagine was my husband and, I on top of the magnificent Venezuelan Andes.The height of the ridged and sharp angles was the finest I've ever witnessed. We gazed up at the rugged and rough shape of the Andes as it looked more immense as we drove closer. I recall ,I couldn’t have waited until I could climb the peak of…

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  • The Terror, By Maximilien Robespierre

    by terror. The theme of virtue and terror continues throughout the period of the Revolution and sometimes even within slogans, “the Terror is nothing but prompt, severe, inflexible justice.” This representation by Robespierre emphasising terror and justice as a theme, reminds the people of the period of the “theoretical and moral legitimacy” that the Terror holds. An ideological perception towards the cause of The Terror was generated by Francois Furet due to “man’s regeneration” becoming…

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