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
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
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
A stunning view of the South Patagonian Ice Field.
5. Blue Ridge Mountains, USA
Such beauty is always a sight to behold.
6. TROLLTUNGA, Norway
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
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
New Zealand is the only other country in the world besides Norway to have a fjord coastline.
10. Tatra Mountains, Poland
The Tatra Mountains form part of the border between Poland and Slovakia.
11. The Dolomites, Italy
The Dolomites are recognizable by their rugged, narrow, sharp peaks.
12. Zermatt, Switzerland
The views from trains through the high Alps are breathtaking.
13. Cradle Mountain, Australia
Tasmania is one of the most scenic Australian states. Cradle Mountain lies in St. Clair Lake National Park.
14. Rainbow Mountains, China
Stunning rock formations in the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park.
15. Bhote Koshi in Nepal
The Bhote Koshi is a river that runs between Tibet and Nepal in the Himalayas.
16. Gasherbrum-IV, Pakistan
The most beautiful peak in the Karakoram Range.
17. Appalachians, USA
Imagine the colors in fall when the leaves change.
18. Table Mountain, South Africa
Picture taken on a clear day when the mountain hasn't got a cloud for a tablecloth.
19. Klyuchevskaya Sopka Mountain, Russia
This mountain is the highest active volcano in Eurasia.
20. Grossglockner Pass and Glacier, Austria
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
Imagine the views!
22. Milford Sound, New Zealand
The serenity is incredible.
23. Blue Mountains, Australia
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
The view in both directions from the train windows is awesome.
25. Tianzi Mountains, China
The inspiration for the Pandoran landscape in James Cameron's Avatar.
26. The Alps, Austria
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
A mountain sanctuary and major Tibetan pilgrimage site.
28. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Breathtaking by every definition of the word.
29. Connemara Mountains, Ireland
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
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK.
32. Mount Everest, Nepal
The Tallest Mountain in the World.
33. Mount Ararat, Turkey
According to The Bible, this is where Noah's Ark came to rest.
34. Landmannalaugar, Iceland
The colors are due to minerals in the lava and thermal waters.
35. Milky Way over the Mont Blanc
Can you imagine the sight of the stars from such heights?
36. Ama Dablam, the Himalayas
Its name means "Mother's Necklace" and by moonlight, it's simply stunning.