Peter Mathis from Austria is a passionate wildlife and landscape photographer. One of his favorite motifs is the Alps.
Tourists gasp for breath as they climb for two hours to a peak in the Peruvian Andes that stands 16,404 feet (5,000 meters) above sea level. They're dead tired, but stunned by the magical beauty unfurled before them.
Germany's conservatives and Social Democrats are trying to iron out legislative differences by meeting at the top of a mountain. But will they be able to overcome their many conflicts of interest?
As the planet heats up, scientists warn the dramatic seams of ice that have inspired ancient legends, Victorian explorers and modern tourists alike could all but vanish.
Mountain stages at the Tour de France push riders to the limit. The exertions of the climbs even branded young German talent Emanuel Buchmann. He tells DW what this year's Tour has taught him.
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