The world’s most photographed mountain range, known as the Cascades, has been in the news recently due to a number of high-profile incidents, including a fatal avalanche on Mount Hood, which has been closed since January.
In February, two hikers died when a cliff-side avalanche killed one and injured two others on the peak.
And in March, a landslide swept debris over a road near Mount Baker, triggering a massive treefall that buried two vehicles and caused extensive damage.
The Cascads were named after the first major mountain range to be created by the glaciers flowing beneath the continent.
The mountains have been described as a series of cascades, with many being formed at the same time and having different levels of elevation.
While the Cappadocia region was known for its limestone and snowfields, the rest of the world has now recognised the region as one of the most photographed places on the planet.
A series of photo series from the Cremonese Alps is being made available for the first time, as part of the National Trust’s Mountaineering in the Creslands (MCC) campaign, which aims to educate people on the benefits of photography in the region.
The series, titled How to Shoot a Mountain Range, has taken about three years to complete and features photographs taken by professional photographers who are taking photographs at different elevations.
“This was a very difficult task,” said lead photojournalist Nick Koehler.
“We had to get the equipment out of the field, get all the shots right, and get the lighting and shadows right.”
The series was developed in partnership with the Creme de la Cascadogroie and published by the Royal Society of Photography, which is also making a series about mountain photography, called How to Photograph a Mountain.
“The Cremoneys are just one of hundreds of iconic and memorable mountains that are part of my life,” said Mr Koehl.
“They’re the backdrop of many of my pictures.”
And they’re also the subject of my work, which includes a book called The Cremoning.
“I want to capture their essence and show the beauty of the landscape and its majesty.”
The project was supported by the Cane Hill Foundation, a charity which supports young people to become professional mountain photographers.
“There’s a huge amount of interest in photography and it’s very exciting for people to see that their passions are being shown and shared through photography,” said the CCA’s executive director of heritage, Michael Denton.
“It’s great to see this passion being developed and being given to young people.”
Mr Koehn is also involved in the Mountaineers in the Himalayas program, which focuses on helping young mountain climbers in India and Nepal get on their feet.
“To be able to see the Coney Island, the Mount Everest, the Caves of Arusha, and the Mount Baldy as part the national heritage, I think that’s an amazing legacy for the region,” he said.
“Seeing it from such a high vantage point makes it all the more important that the landscape is preserved.”
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