Tag Archives: Mountains

Top New Travel Videos: “Expedition Everest” – National Geographic 360

Embark on this virtual reality experience with an international coalition of biologists, geologists, glaciologists, meteorologists, and geographers as they study the effects of climate change in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. The National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition begins at 17,300 feet at Base Camp and ends above 27,000 feet, near the summit of Mt. Everest. Join the team as they collect ice cores, place the world’s highest weather station, and gather hundreds of samples along the way.

Travel & Driving Videos: A “1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta” In Swiss Alps

Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB 1961

One of the most notable GT racers of its time, the 1959 250 GT Berlinetta SWB used a short (2,400 mm (94.5 in)) wheelbase for better handling. Of the 176 examples built, both steel and aluminum bodies were used in various road (“lusso”) and racing trims. Engine output ranged from 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) to 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp). The “lusso” road car version was originally fitted with 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato (CA67).

Development of the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was handled by Giotto BizzarriniCarlo Chiti, and young Mauro Forghieri, the same team that later produced the 250 GTODisc brakes were a first on a Ferrari GT, and the combination of low weight, high power, and well-sorted suspension made it competitive. It was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October and quickly began selling and racing. The SWB Berlinetta won Ferrari the GT class of the 1961 Constructor’s Championship. Also won 1960, 1961 and 1962 Tour de France Automobile before giving ground to the GTO’s.

In 2004, Sports Car International placed the 250 GT SWB seventh on a list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s, and Motor Trend Classic placed it fifth on a list of the ten “Greatest Ferraris of all time”.

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Top New Science Podcasts: Quantum States In Space Lab, Barcode Bacteria

nature-podcastsThis week, the spaceborne lab that allows investigation of quantum states, and the debate surrounding how mountain height is maintained.

In this episode:

01:18 Space lab

Scientists have built a lab on the international space station, allowing them to remotely investigate quantum phenomena in microgravity. Research Article: Aveline et al.News and Views: Quantum matter orbits Earth

08:37 Research Highlights

Trackable ‘barcode’ bacteria, and physicists simulate near light speed cycling. Research Highlight: ‘Barcode’ microbes could help to trace goods — from lettuce to loafersResearch Highlight: What Einstein’s theory means for a cyclist moving at almost light speed

10:48 Maintaining mountain height

For a long time many researchers have thought that mainly erosion controls the height of mountains, but new research suggests that tectonic forces play a bigger role. Research Article: Dielforder et al.News and Views: Mountain height might be controlled by tectonic force, rather than erosion

16:12 Pick of the Briefing

We pick our highlights from the Nature Briefing, including how sleep deprivation kills, and a monumental Maya structure hidden in plain sight. Quanta Magazine: Why Sleep Deprivation KillsNational…

Travel & Nature Videos: “Mountain Dreams” By Wildglimpses (2020)

 

Filmed and Edited by: Raul Tomas Granizo (Wildglimpses)

In these uncertain days, locked up in our houses watching the world from the window, we can only dream. Dream about the wild places we once visited, its pristine mountains, deep valleys and forests full of wildlife.

But now (more than ever), we should keep dreaming with our eyes wide open with all those corners that we have left to visit and that will remain there when all this finally ends…

Dedicated to all the victims of Covid-19 and their families/friends

Locations:
-Patagonia, Central Andes, Rocky Mountains, Alaska Range, Pyrenees, Lyngen Alps, Tien Shan, Caucasus, Himalaya

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New Aerial Travel Videos: “The Pure Nature Of Salzburg” In Austria (2020)

Produced by: PeakMotionFilms

Waterfalls, wild valleys, and gigantic panoramas – SalzburgerLand presents itself from its most beautiful side. Countless secret spots always repeatedly delight residents of Salzburg as well as holidaymakers, whether it is the Salzach River through the city, deep gorges, mountain lakes, beautiful forests or the many unique mountain experiences.

New Aerial Travel Videos: “Away” In The Western U.S. By Jason Hatfield (2020)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Jason Hatfiled

A film meant to transport you AWAY to the places you love or have yet to see. An aerial view of incredible landscapes through Colorado Wyoming Utah Arizona and Alaska.

Soundtrack: “Art of Silence” by Uniq

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Top New Travel Videos: “Giants Whispers” In Dolomites & Juian Alps Of Italy By Bruno Pisani (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Bruno Pisani

Music by: James Everingham

A timelapse video shot during my summer adventures especially in the Dolomites and Julian Alps. The rugged peaks of this wonderful mountain area, combined with misty and cloudy conditions created some spectacular movements that I was able to capture with timelapse. This video is the result of countless adventures in the mountains, long and hard hikes and early alarms. Hope you enjoy!

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Travel Videos: “Dolomites Symphony” In Northern Italy By Mark Soetebier

Directed and edited by: Mark Soetebier

The Dolomites are 10 years of Unesco, for this occasion I selected the most beautiful video frames on Vimeo to package this video, hoping that the Coronavirus will leave this beautiful world and life will resume its “better” path than before.

Top New Travel Video Dolomites Symphony 2020 produced by Mark Soetebier

Let yourself be dazzled by the monumental beauty of the Italian Dolomites, with majestic pinnacles, pillars, spiers and rocky faces that change color at different points throughout the day. This short video documentary is a collection of the most beautiful frames on the Dolomites made by Vimeo photographers.

The video frames are by: Joren de Jager, Marius Winkler, Lumen Art Studio, Ales, David Perucchin, Stefan Kellner, Gaetan Piolot, Ski Center Latemar, Alvern Ariston, Suedtirolvideo.it, Coral Climb / Lucas Preti, Mark Soetebier

Music by: Generdyn, Luke Atencio, May, Daniel Deuche, Jordan Crut

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