Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA
© Andrew R. Slaton/Tandem Stills + Motio
Rocky Mountain National Park
Today we’re in Rocky Mountain National Park, where Longs Peak towers above all other summits at 4,346 metres high. For most of the year, Longs Peak experiences winter-like conditions, so climbing this challenging peak requires mountaineering experience and the correct equipment – and a good amount of bravery, too! Despite the obvious challenge, every year thousands of climbers attempt to reach the summit, and those that succeed are rewarded with top-of-the-world views of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Once the home of the Ute and Arapaho peoples, then silver miners and mountain men, today Rocky Mountain National Park teems with outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Birdwatchers, bikers and hikers give way to snowshoers, skiers and snowboarders as the seasons change. The park is full of wildlife, including nearly 70 kinds of mammals and almost 300 bird species.