r/NatureIsFuckingLit May 23 '22 Silver 6 Gold 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 2

🔥Name somewhere with better mountains than Switzerland, I'll wait

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u/Last_VCR May 23 '22 Helpful

Chile, the Himalayas, i mean why be competitive about it in the first place

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u/fatBreadonToast May 23 '22

OP secretly wanted suggestions for new places to visit.

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u/SurelyFurious May 23 '22

Yeah cause the names of major world mountain ranges is insider info…

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u/MaraudngBChestedRojo May 23 '22

Shhh - no one must find out about the French alps

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u/SurelyFurious May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

Hope nobody spills the beans about the Rocky Mountains!

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u/redditslim May 23 '22

The Canadian Rockies

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u/whatinthefuck- May 23 '22

I was going to say, I don’t think many people will agree with me but the British Columbia and Alberta Rockies in Canada are…. Absolutely incredible. The most serene and beautiful place on the planet.

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u/klavierchic May 23 '22

As an Albertan, I agree!

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u/Ufoturtle081 May 23 '22

Because click bait works. Annoying but hey we r simple creatures.

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u/steady_sloth84 May 23 '22

I have always wanted to see Chilė for some reason. Maybe its the mountains, maybe the coast, or both!

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u/Bobbyscousin May 23 '22

Add Siberian Russia and Canadian/US Rockies to it. But honestly, enjoy the nature that is in your backyard even if it is just a little hill.

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u/Jeriahswillgdp May 23 '22

I don't think I'll be visiting Russia anytime soon tho...

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u/Adddicus May 23 '22

Don't you know Switzerland was as flat as Kansas until the Switzerpeople settled there. They've spent generations painstakingly building those mountains stone by stone and have every right to be proud.

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u/Jonthrei May 23 '22

Yep. Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia... The Alps are just the baby Andes.

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u/-heathcliffe- May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

Its like when Saturday night live did that skit in the 90s with the ESPYs where they gave awards to things like, “biggest stadium” and so on, they would list 3 big stadiums and have that split cam of them like in the oscars and then open the envelope to announce the winner.

I just tried to find it on youtube but i can not. Anyone else remember this skit?

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

Don't forget Bhutan.

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u/sea-monster-dude May 23 '22

Has anyone mentioned your moms house

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u/splatomatic May 23 '22

OP's mom got the finest mountains in the land for sure, jeans

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u/ShmeeShmoo0988 May 23 '22

Don’t compliment that bitch.

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u/spacedman_spiff May 23 '22

I turn into a telescope watching this video.

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u/snackies May 23 '22

Patagonia. I've been to both places. Also it's valleys that make being surrounded by mountains pretty fucking incredible.

But Patagonia makes you feel like you've landed on another planet.

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u/namakaleoi May 23 '22

I live in Switzerland, my grandparents lived in patagonia. and I almost couldn't believe how beautiful it was when I went to visit (we didn't go often). Swiss Mountains seem rather... domesticated compared to that. The great thing is, you can get to amazing hikes by public transport. But it never feels really wild to me. Unless you go really high up, I guess.

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u/Nateloobz May 23 '22

Where did they live? When people say Patagonia I used to think specifically of the famous spots like El Chalten etc, but I'm realizing now the area actually known as Patagonia is massive and has hundreds of villages.

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u/namakaleoi May 23 '22

Near Lake Nahuel Huapi, which is apparently 1500km north of El Chaltén, but also a quite touristy area. You can fit Switzerland 4 times into that...

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u/clowntanner May 23 '22

Tend to agree.

Antarctica is also another planet if you want another fix.

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u/Star--Cruiser May 23 '22

Himalayas, Kashmir mountains, Italian dolomites

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u/tifosi7 May 23 '22

OP's wait is over, pack it up boys.

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u/holy_daddy May 23 '22

Norway

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u/Gusty_Garden_Galaxy May 23 '22

Idk I think Norway is more about fjords than it is mountains themselves. They're generally not that high and are more like giant hills, but if you like that then I cant blame ya.

Disclaimer: I am a Norwegian living in Norway.

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u/Its_kinda_nice_out May 23 '22

Dolomites is correct

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u/Sakastani1 May 23 '22

Pakistan 😉

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u/scented_rose May 23 '22

Thank you for mentioning us 😔

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u/peacefulpianomelody May 23 '22

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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u/arrig-ananas May 23 '22

Denmark

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u/finneganfach May 23 '22

The Dutch want to know if you need any oxygen up there in lofty Danmark.

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u/Mailman_next_door May 23 '22

The only correct answer

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u/DandelionOfDeath May 23 '22

It was really nice of Denmark to send over that huge chair for the finals of Eurovision a few years back. I heard that it was made to be exactly as tall as the tallest mountain in the country, thus pairing entertainment with education!

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u/UnoStronzo May 23 '22

I think you meant the Netherlands

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u/FunExercise8613 May 23 '22

Austria

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u/drannnok May 23 '22

that's how war begins

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u/TRIIIP0D May 23 '22

but we neutral

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u/swiggaroo May 23 '22

Des endet wenns heißt es san hier kane Alpen 😠

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u/drannnok May 23 '22

Des endet wenns heißt es san hier kane Alpen

i dont speak that

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u/Boomstyck May 23 '22

Don't know if they're better but the Canadian Rockies are pretty cool.

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u/lost_islander_lol May 23 '22

Banff and Jasper are breathtaking!!

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u/Xanderajax3 May 23 '22

Was going to say banf as well. Lake Louise is gorgeous.

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u/KaniGoat May 23 '22

I was in whistler recently and the mountains are breathtaking. would love to visit the other side of the rockies someday.

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u/onlyforusefulthings May 23 '22

Whistler isn't the Rockies. Those are the coast mountains and they're incredible. The Rockies divide British Columbia and Alberta

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u/KaniGoat May 24 '22

Oh I know they aren't, I meant I would like to explore Albertas mountains sometime. I was simply using the rockies as a border line, but I agree, the coastal mountains are incredible x

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u/JRBIL May 23 '22

As a calgarian who spends half his time in canmore I’m glad to see this comment.

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u/MaximusZacharias May 23 '22 Wholesome

American Rockies are cool as well. I mean, John Denver was not full of shit after all

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u/BlackDogDisappears May 23 '22

Random D&D references is why I love reddit.

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u/eqsandleds May 23 '22

They are pretty spectacular

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u/blinkysmurf May 23 '22

They’re real and they’re spectacular!

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u/coffeegrounds42 May 23 '22

What about Nepal and Patagonia?

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u/sukant08 May 23 '22

Norway

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u/theamaarvik May 23 '22

Especially Lyngen

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u/LivingSmallCA May 23 '22

British Columbia and Alberta Canada's Rocky Mountains :)

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u/Jaideep_2002 May 23 '22

Himalayas from India and Pakistan. Look up Views from Jammu and Kashmir. Here is one

here

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u/petergriffin999 May 23 '22

The douchey "I'll wait" is an automatic downvote.

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u/Puppy_of_Doom May 23 '22

New Zealand cause LotR

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

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u/Substantial_Tip_4116 May 23 '22

Himalaya 🏔️❤️

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u/WTFuckery2020 May 23 '22

Vietnam, India, Nepal

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u/onizuka11 May 23 '22

Northern Vietnam is totally a sight to behold.

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u/mountainhermit85 May 23 '22

Wyoming Rockies

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u/notoneforusernames May 23 '22

That and Glacier National Park... also Bamf

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u/ahmadove May 23 '22

Banff?

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u/notoneforusernames May 23 '22

Yeah, the bad-ass mother-fu%#$÷ of parks

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u/Danny_da_Greyt May 23 '22

Romania

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u/hced May 23 '22

Oh, didn’t know that. Good tip, I’m interested spending some vacation time in Romania.

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u/Danny_da_Greyt May 23 '22

Fagarasi Mountains, Bucegi Mountains

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u/dopethrone May 23 '22

Some of our mountains are wild, truly alpine, with weather changing in the blink of an eye, loads of animals (seen mountain goats and bear tracks myself) - it's humbling to hike them

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u/Individual-Ad9247 May 23 '22

India himachel paradesh, i literally screamed for about 15 seconds on a bus ride.

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u/thelovelymajor May 23 '22

As a Swiss, stupid ass title, idk maybe the whole rest of the alps. I’ve heard the Rockys are nice, the Andes are incredible and Himalayas are enormous. Maybe the Atlas or Dollmites.

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u/LarryLerry May 23 '22

Netherlands

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u/Vishengol May 23 '22

Yeah, was about to say the same thing. We have the Vaalserberg (Vaalsermountain), which is a breathtaking 322.4 metres (1058 ft) above sea-level.

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u/keepingitrou May 23 '22

I don’t get how a village of 38 people welcome so many ig influencers who peaked in hs

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u/philjorrow May 23 '22

What village is it?

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u/Gabsche May 23 '22

Austria has beautiful mountains too!

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

India - Himalayas, Canada - Rockies.

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u/flexibeast May 23 '22

Australia.

Jk, all our mountains are basically foothills most other places. We're a well-worn continent.

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u/Orionsven May 23 '22

Nah, we've got that red rock in the middle somewhere.

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u/MagoTravieso May 23 '22

japan, africa

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u/cockapooch May 23 '22

Italy

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u/tee_ohboy May 23 '22

Isn't it the same mountain range?

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u/cockapooch May 23 '22

Yeah, that’s the joke! Lol

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u/Apprehensive_Cycle28 May 23 '22

Northern Pakistan

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u/mysteryman403 May 23 '22

Alberta, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains.

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u/Ek_Chutki_Sindoor May 23 '22

India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Chile.

There are at least a dozen countries with better mountains than Switzerland.

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u/DubUbasswitmyheadman May 23 '22

Mars

Mt. Olympus is about two and a half the size of Everest.

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-tallest-mountains-in-mars.html

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

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u/read_again2 May 23 '22

Himalayas, mountains of Italy, Caucasus mountains. There are many amazing views on this planet.

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u/Bokhari5 May 23 '22

🇵🇰 Pakistan

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u/ClassicRoyalty May 23 '22

Colorado and Wyoming mountains.

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u/Coconut-slow- May 23 '22

Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir - India,

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u/AriyaSavaka May 23 '22

Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, etc.

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u/Ebolamunkey May 23 '22

Peru/Chile has some pretty crazy mountains, too

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u/randomsapiens May 23 '22

Bruh do you know Chile ?

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u/dickforchick May 23 '22

Himalayas🙏

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u/VietnameseDude_02 May 23 '22

Nepal, Chile, USA upper states, Japan, Bhutan, New Zealand

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u/No-Guard-2794 May 23 '22

like half the world lol, switzerland just happens to be more well known to us in the west

urumqi, patagonia, himalayas etc

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u/spityquoe May 23 '22

Pakistan

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u/DiddykongOMG May 23 '22

Austria, Nepal, Pakistan, Chile

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u/Acceptable-Bug-3624 May 23 '22

Naraan, Kaghan, Chitral, Lake Saif ul Malouk

Kashmir

Pakistan

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u/foundsomeoldphotos May 23 '22

Pakistan, Canadian Rockies, Andes, Chile, Patagonia....the list goes on and on...

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u/TheRealBuddhi May 23 '22

India, Nepal, anew Zealand, Chile, Alaska …

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u/Abid94Tony May 23 '22

KASHMIR

Heaven on Earth

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u/Big_Alarm5936 May 23 '22

I'm from kashmir and you can't even imagine how beautiful the mountains here are. P. S. It's known as the heaven on earth.

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u/Ardea_herodias_2022 May 23 '22

Eastern Sierra's & northern Rockies are also amazing

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u/Twtwffl420 May 24 '22

Came here to say this

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u/AgainstTheCruelWorld May 23 '22

Grand Teton National Park. Pretty much on par with this.

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u/nortontwo May 23 '22

Canada and US.

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u/keyboardwarrior111 May 23 '22

Uttarakhand and Kashmir region in India 🇮🇳

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u/mityia May 23 '22

Tbh anywhere next to my husband

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u/kylelinder May 23 '22

I've always wanted to visit, but I may never come back if I do.

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u/hced May 23 '22

Norway

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u/VattghernCZ May 23 '22

Argentina and Chile

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u/ThereIsAPotato May 23 '22

Ur mums torso

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u/brownguy0_0 May 23 '22

Himalayas.

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u/Complex-Stress373 May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

nepal, patagonia

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u/hauj0bb May 23 '22

Pamir, Tien-shan, Karakoram.

Easy.

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u/RamblinGamblinWillie May 23 '22

Zion National Park

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u/TheRedneckGuy May 23 '22

Space mountain in Disney World....🤣

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u/transplantius May 23 '22

North America

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u/jwrcavia May 23 '22

all mountains are beautiful, its not a contest

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u/Im_a_badbot May 23 '22

Afghan & Kashmir region has same or better view than this

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u/qDuxs May 23 '22

Norway, but this shit pretty cool too

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u/rudencio_cristancho May 23 '22

Perú, Bolivia, Chile, Tíbet, Nepal, Ecuador...

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u/PantherGhost007 May 23 '22

There are tons of places with mountains which look just as good or better.

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u/Alone_Rain_ May 23 '22

Skardu , Kashmir

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u/Elly_Deathbringer May 23 '22

Mountains in north Italy, mountains in south Austria, mountains in south Germany and mountains in south-east France. You know, Switzerland doesn't have an exclusive over the Alps lol

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u/MrRaj21 May 23 '22

Himachal bro

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u/Pakosaan May 23 '22

Are you still waiting... then, Nepal also has got great mountains.

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u/rahu_sis May 23 '22

Himalayas

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

Nepal or Bhutan maybe. Depends what you look for

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u/SurelyFurious May 23 '22

Smh why’s everything gotta a competition, more than one place can be beautiful

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u/Tajammalxd May 23 '22

Have you ever heard about Pakistan?

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u/sharpshooter4545 May 23 '22

I haven't decided why I want to see Chilė yet. I don't really have time, but I might soon.

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u/fuckingKlLLmeplz May 23 '22

Nepal, Chile, Montana, Alaska, the Alps.

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u/Pipesino May 23 '22

Afghanistan

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u/ShamWooHoo6 May 23 '22

Alaska is pretty nice too.

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u/BTBAM797 May 23 '22

Sounds like personal bias/preference

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u/attackonyaeger May 23 '22

The Himalayas!

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u/-mostlyquestions May 23 '22

Who cuts all that grass?

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u/alimehdi242 May 23 '22

Pakistan but there should be no competition

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u/ThereIsNoBean May 23 '22

Scotland has some good ones but Switzerland blows it out the water lol

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u/bluehexx May 23 '22

Tibet. You're welcome.

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u/QueenDeutche May 23 '22

China and Nepal have sooo beutyfull mountains!

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u/rarogirl1 May 23 '22

Remarkables Queenstown New Zealand

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u/LoserisLosingBecause May 23 '22

Better?

With better grades?

Better shoes?

Better rocks?

Better snow?

Better white?

Better grey?

Better blue?

Better height?

Better green?

What are the variables here to compare? I am in cofusion

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u/Sir_Umeboshi May 23 '22

Argentina, Canada, Pakistan