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Just About 700 m
The funny thing about Spitsbergen’s mountains is that, from a distance, they look pretty easy to climb while in fact they’re not (in a nutshell: slippery). And the unique/great thing is that you're in the alpine surrondings at these altitudes!

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Dmitry PrussThe low-altitude yet darn serious

Dmitry Pruss

Voted 10/10

the same character of the mountains which amazed me in the continental articts (Kola and Urals) ... but Spitzbergen, with its extent of glaciation, beat them all!
Posted Oct 26, 2008 3:12 pm

yatsekU might be right

yatsek

Hasn't voted

but I bet Alaska, say Wrangell-St.Elias, can't be beaten in this competition - Have you been/Do you ever go somewhere there?
Posted Oct 27, 2008 5:48 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: U might be right

Liba Kopeckova

Voted 10/10

Low altitude, but dangerous - so true...
I live in NM now, and so many mountains are over 3,500 m, some even over 4,000 m and yet appear tame compare to the photo above. I guess its southern location keeps the most of the snow away by mid summer.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 9:26 am

yatsekRe: U might be right

yatsek

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They're not that dangerous as long as you have some experience of glaciers (I had some knowledge but no experience). And like elsewhere weather phenomena can multiply the danger. Besides, except for the short summer lots of polar bears roam the area - bigger than and as wild as the gorgeous grizzly sisters in your Alaska pic. :)
Posted Jul 14, 2009 3:46 am

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