The name “Aiguille du Midi” translates literally as “Needle of the Noon” or “Needle of the South”. It gets its name from its tapered form and from its position when viewed from Chamonix: it approximately indicates noon when the sun passes over its summit.
Costumed competitors run during the Marathon International du Beaujolais race near in the gardens at the castle of Pizay, November 22, 2014. Its 10th edition gathered more than 10,000 runners from 60 countries making their way on small roads, around and through the castles and vineyards, in the Beaujolais region. (Photo by Robert Pratta/Reuters)
Ultra- trailers compete at sunrise on September 2, 2017 in Courmayeur, Italy, during the 15 th edition of the Mount Blanc Ultra Trail (UTMB), a 170 km race around the Mont Blanc crossing France, Italy and Switzerland. The 15 th Ultra- Trail du Mont- Blanc (UTMB) is a mountain ultramarathon with numerous passages in high altitude (>2500 m) and in difficult weather conditions (night, wind, cold, rain or snow). (Photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP Photo)
South African-born DeWet du Toit once worked as a security guard at a Co-op shop in Manchester, but now he’s decided to live his dream by becoming a real-life Tarzan – all with the hope of one day making it to Hollywood to portray his hero.
Castel Meur, also known as La Maison du Gouffre or “the house between the rocks”, is a charming cottage wedged between two huge jagged rocks that has been drawing tourists to the otherwise quiet little village of Plougrescant, located in the department of Côtes-d’Armor in the region of Brittany, in France, since the 19th century.