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!
but I bet Alaska, say Wrangell-St.Elias, can't be beaten in this competition - Have you been/Do you ever go somewhere there?
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.
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. :)