Soaking up the last light on the summit of Segla, Northern Norway.
With a height of 639 meters above sea level it's certainly not the tallest peak I've stood on, but the term "meters above sea level" really comes alive when the sea is basically a straight drop from where you stand.
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Thank you stranger for giving this shot a sense of scale - are you able to find him? 🔎
🏔 The fresh air up there must be amazing, right? Sadly not... Populations in remote mountain regions are increasingly vulnerable to air pollution. Few studies have reported on climate-sensitive health outcomes unique to high altitude ecosystems. Scientists lately provided evidence of the influence of the transport of pollutants emitted by biomass burning activity in South Asia. Multiple climate factors contribute to ambient ozone exposure levels in the region of Mount Everest that are similar to if not higher than those reported in industrialized cities 😱