Recently S and I have had an obsession with cold countries and harsh climates – there’s something about the rush of a mountain in the snow that really makes you feel alive, and the beauty is breathtaking!

So here’s a list (in no particular order) of places that have taken our breath away recently:

Patagonia

Perito Moreno Glacier by Dmitry Pichugin on 500px.com
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From the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier, shown above, to the famous Torres Del Paine below, Patagonia is a place so incredible that an outdoor activity company use the name! I don’t think we’ll be short of mountains to climb and photos to take when S and I eventually save up to go! The landscape looks so beautiful, untouched and savage – I can’t wait!

Torres del Paine, Cuernos mountains by Dmitry Pichugin on 500px.com
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Peru

Another South American destination, Peru is the home of the Andes. Combining Towering peaks with hauntingly bleak high altitude deserts, I’ve always been drawn to peru’s beautiful landscapes and stretching shorelines.

Quebrada Caliente by Sorin Rechitan on 500px.com
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San Antonio by Itay Gal on 500px.com
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Greenland

Perhaps not anyone’s ‘normal’ break away, but for adventure, it doesn’t get much better than the arctic climate of Greenland.  I recently watched ‘Chasing Ice’ on netflix and couldn’t help but marvel over the amazing sculptures created by nature, as far as the eye can see. One day I want to be delivered to the middle of a glacier by helicopter just to document this beauty!

The White Silence by Daniel Kordan on 500px.com
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The Spirit Island by Daniel Kordan on 500px.com
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 The Himalayas

The home of Everest, and a no-brainer for mountain lovers! There’s so much to see here other than the World’s highest point. I’d love to explore nature and get stuck into climbing here, chasing that perfect image in a place where peaks are everywhere! 

The Only Witness by Max Rive on 500px.com
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Himalayas Camp2 Sunrise by Bibi Bielekova on 500px.com
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Thailand

 A little more relaxed for the end of the list, I’d always wanted to stay in thailand for a while and just.. chill! Who am I kidding – I’d definitely bring my camera and go north to Chiang Mai to check out the incredible national parks in the area. But this time, I’d like to stay warm! 

Raylight sunset Landscape at Doi Luang Chiang Dao by Sittitap Leangrugsa on 500px.com
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Mae Ping National Park at sunrise by Black Hole on 500px.com
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