Awesome Mountains

Glass Water Slide

Glass Water Slide

This water slide in Tianjin, China, gives riders a chance to float down the side of a mountain in a raft. The slide is made with glass panels on its sides and bottom and offers 360º views of the tree tops and surrounding scenery. For more thrills, there’s a more sketchy looking slide that hugs the side of a cliff.

Insane Cliffside Hiking Path

Insane Cliffside Hiking Path

Most times, hiking involves walking on some kind of solid ground. But this awe-inspiring via ferrata path in Interlaken, Switzerland has adventurers walking along skinny metal rails hammered into the side of a cliff. There’s a cable system you tie into for safety, but it still looks like a walk for daredevils only. Video by enjoytavie.

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Jet Pack Mountain Ascent

Jet Pack Mountain Ascent

Jet packs might seem like a novelty, but this video from Gravity shows how their jet suits could save lives. With poor visibility that would ground helicopters, Company founder Richard Browning flew to the summit of a 3100-foot mountain to simulate a rescue mission, getting a medic on the scene in less than 4 minutes.

Mountain Topography Coasters

Mountain Topography Coasters
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North Drinkware makes these unique drink coasters based on the topography of mountains. Each laser-cut birch wood coaster features a shape and engraving inspired by famous mountain locations, from Oregon’s Mt. Hood to Vermont’s Camel’s Hump. Sold in sets of two. We also love their mountain glassware.

Mount Fuji Glass

Mount Fuji Glass
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Take a trip to Japan with each sip from this glass inspired by the shape of the famed Mount Fuji. While it works for sipping whiskey, we like how the foamy head from beer resembles the snow-capped peak of the 12,380-foot-tall mountain. Holds 360 ml or about 12 oz.

Finding Fury

Finding Fury

Skiers Sam Cohen and Michelle Parker set out to conquer a hard-to-reach mountain peak in the Cascades. After a long hike and five days of camping, they made it to the Northeast face of the appropriately named Mount Fury. Kudos to director Mike Rogge and the Verb Cabin team for following along on this incredible adventure.

Stepping Out Onto Mt. Rainier

Stepping Out Onto Mt. Rainier

Living in a big city, the view outside our front door is a bunch of other houses, parked cars, and traffic. But from this old lookout point high atop Mt. Rainier in Washington state, you open the door to a vista so spectacular that even a vertical video can’t diminish its majesty.

Mr. Tiger’s Cave House

Mr. Tiger’s Cave House

Hailing from rural China, a man going by the nickname “Mr. Tiger” has been painstakingly digging into a mountainside to build a house. He used various hand and power tools to gradually chip away at the rock to create a small living space, which he hopes to expand over time. Follow his progress on YouTube or Ixigua.

Climbing a Mountain Ladder

Climbing a Mountain Ladder

Atulie’er village is situated on the edge of a cliff in Sichuan, China. Historically, it took villagers a half-day to climb a series of 17 wood, rope, and vine ladders to get there. The China Traveller takes us on a tour of a more recent addition to the community, a metal ladder made from pipes that offers a more direct, but still exhausting route.

Mountain Surfing the Austrian Alps

Mountain Surfing the Austrian Alps

Drone pilot Shaggy FPV takes us on a ride through the mountains of Austria with breathtaking footage of the Dorfertal Valley he captured with his aerial photography rig. The reverse perspective offers a great sense of speed and changes things up a bit from the typical forward view.

GoPro VR: B.C. Helicopter Flight

GoPro VR: B.C. Helicopter Flight

Take a soothing 360º flight through the snowy and scenic mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Helicopter pilot Bradley Friesen and videographer Devin Olsen captured more than 50 minutes of their flight using a GoPro MAX action camera. It’s even more immersive if you’ve got a VR headset to watch it on.

BC Drone Mountain Surfing

BC Drone Mountain Surfing

FPV drone pilot Mactac takes us on another epic flight, this time traversing the tops of a steep mountain range on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, as the UAV flies between the trees and craggy rocks, it comes across the glorious sight of Cobalt Lake. After a long hike up, it required patience between all the clouds that rolled in.

Winter in Japan in 8K

Winter in Japan in 8K

You don’t need an 8K display to enjoy the stunning white imagery captured by video production company Armadas around Japan’s Mt. Moriyoshi. The conditions there are ideal for covering trees with an snowy and icy mix that occurs when clouds and fog freeze onto their branches and leaves.

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Drone Mountain Surfing

Drone Mountain Surfing

UAV flyer Mactac takes us on a beautiful and majestic ride through craggy rocks, tall trees, steep cliffs, and waterfalls in this buttery-smooth first-person flight. The nature sounds and soundtrack really help bring it all together. Original through-the-goggles recording here.

LEGO Train in the Mountains

LEGO Train in the Mountains

YouTuber Arjen Hartsuiker has a love for building with LEGO, but he’s also into mountaineering. So he decided to combine his two passions, by taking a 7-hour climb in the Italian Alps to an altitude of about 8300 feet, where he set up a LEGO train set with one of the most epic views ever seen by its minifig passengers.

Mountain of Hell Winning Run

Mountain of Hell Winning Run

Check out this incredible point of view video captured by rider Kilian Bron, who managed to beat out more than 700 other bike riders on an unmarked 15.5 mile, 7800+ vertical foot downhill run in the 2019 Mountain of Hell competition in the French Alps. There was also quite the crash at the start of the race. (Thanks Matl!)

Drone Meets Paragliders

Drone Meets Paragliders

If the incredible mountaintop footage of Tirol, Austria that Team Blacksheep captured with their TBS Vendetta FPV flying racer wasn’t enough, stick around long enough, and you’ll see the remote-controlled flyer zig and zag around a duo of paragliders.

A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky

A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky

We’re short of breath just watching as Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker as they provide a guided tour of their 24-square-foot tent camp, a stop along their journey about 20,000 feet up on India’s Mount Meru. From the thrilling documentary MERU.

One-Shot Bike Line

One-Shot Bike Line

A wonderful segment from unReal as freestyle mountain biker Brandon Semenuk makes his way through a hilly course. Beyond Brandon’s skills, the one-take, gyro-stabilized cinematography is truly impressive. (Thanks Scotty!)

Pagosa: Wildfire Time-Lapse

Pagosa: Wildfire Time-Lapse

It starts out as beautifully as most time-lapse nature footage does, but a couple of minutes in to Matt Johnson’s imagery of majestic Colorado, the fury of forest fires engulfs part of his frame. It’s at once both mesmerizing and haunting.

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