10 Nov '11, 10pm

From some Sunday escapism, the view from the 7 highest volcanic peaks on Earth

From some Sunday escapism, the view from the 7 highest volcanic peaks on Earth

Rising dramatically to a height of 5,636 m (18,491 ft) above sea level, Pico de Orizaba is Mexico’s highest peak and North America’s highest volcano (as well as the third highest peak on the continent). In ancient Olmec mythology, the volcano was formed by Orizaba, an eagle spirit, and the people believed that praying to the god at the zenith would prevent a furious eruption. Today, this dormant volcano attracts climbers the world over who can choose routes of different difficulty levels to the top. As photographer Purolipan said of this view from the summit: “The clouds seemed breaking waves against the mountains.” Beautiful.

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