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Mountain views have the power to take the breath away and to assuage the soul. Whatever the weather, there's just something magical and powerful about a mountain. And there's such diversity in mountain views around the world because, if there's one certain thing about Mother Nature, she's never boring.

1. Montreux, Switzerland

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Practically anywhere in Switzerland you can wake up to glorious mountain views.

2. Mountain Lake at Nant Gwynant, Wales

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Wales - the land of song! There's always a welcome in the Welsh Valleys.

3. Mount Denali, Alaska, USA

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Aka Mount McKinley, Denali is the highest mountain in North America.

4. The Road to Monte Fitz Roy, on the Border between Argentina and Chile

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A stunning view of the South Patagonian Ice Field.

5. Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

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Such beauty is always a sight to behold.


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You need a head for heights for some of the best mountain views in Norway. This overhang - known as the Troll's Tongue - is 2,000 feet high.

7. Mountain Meadow, Oregon

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You could easily fill a huge photo album with stunning views of the Rockies.

8. Mount Fuji and Lake Yamanaka, Japan

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The enduring symbol of Japan, there are endless views of Mount Fuji and it's spectacular from all angles.

9. South Island, New Zealand

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New Zealand is the only other country in the world besides Norway to have a fjord coastline.

10. Tatra Mountains, Poland

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The Tatra Mountains form part of the border between Poland and Slovakia.

11. The Dolomites, Italy

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The Dolomites are recognizable by their rugged, narrow, sharp peaks.

12. Zermatt, Switzerland

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The views from trains through the high Alps are breathtaking.

13. Cradle Mountain, Australia

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Tasmania is one of the most scenic Australian states. Cradle Mountain lies in St. Clair Lake National Park.

14. Rainbow Mountains, China

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Stunning rock formations in the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park.

15. Bhote Koshi in Nepal

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The Bhote Koshi is a river that runs between Tibet and Nepal in the Himalayas.

16. Gasherbrum-IV, Pakistan

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The most beautiful peak in the Karakoram Range.

17. Appalachians, USA

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Imagine the colors in fall when the leaves change.

18. Table Mountain, South Africa

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Picture taken on a clear day when the mountain hasn't got a cloud for a tablecloth.

19. Klyuchevskaya Sopka Mountain, Russia

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This mountain is the highest active volcano in Eurasia.

20. Grossglockner Pass and Glacier, Austria

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I have actually been along this road and stood on the glacier at the end of it - when it was snowing! It was an incredible experience.

21. Tianmen Mountain Winding Road, China

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Imagine the views!

22. Milford Sound, New Zealand

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The serenity is incredible.

23. Blue Mountains, Australia

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Part of the Great Dividing Range, the Blue Mountains are just north of Sydney. The formation in the center of the picture is called the Three Sisters.

24. Grenoble, France

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The view in both directions from the train windows is awesome.

25. Tianzi Mountains, China

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The inspiration for the Pandoran landscape in James Cameron's Avatar.

26. The Alps, Austria

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Some of the best mountain views in the world are in the European Alps.

27. Yading Nature Reserve - a Mountain Sanctuary and Major Tibetan Pilgrimage Site, Sichuan, China

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A mountain sanctuary and major Tibetan pilgrimage site.

28. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Breathtaking by every definition of the word.

29. Connemara Mountains, Ireland

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Just some of the greens that make up the 42 shades of green in the Emerald Isle.

30. Half Dome, Yosemite, CA

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Forbidding and awesome.

31. Ben Nevis and the Grey Corries, Scotland

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Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK.

32. Mount Everest, Nepal

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The Tallest Mountain in the World.

33. Mount Ararat, Turkey

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According to The Bible, this is where Noah's Ark came to rest.

34. Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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The colors are due to minerals in the lava and thermal waters.

35. Milky Way over the Mont Blanc

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Can you imagine the sight of the stars from such heights?

36. Ama Dablam, the Himalayas

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Its name means "Mother's Necklace" and by moonlight, it's simply stunning.

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