The Mountain


“The Mountain” – amazing and relaxing video of nature including trees, mountains, stars and our beautiful Earth.
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This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.

The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.

Music by my friend: Ludovico Einaudi – “Nuvole bianche” with permission.
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Date: October 9, 2019

32 thoughts on “The Mountain

  1. I was among the earliest people here when this vid was uploaded in YouTube few years ago. Always come back from time to time whenever I feel I need some energy. I hope the uploader is doing fine. Didn't hear from him after a very long time.

  2. I am seriously concerned about what happened to him. Id like to see more videos from him. Its been a long time since he has left any ttace of him. I was waiting impatiently when he said he'd release a 2 hr long video of phenomenol places around the world. He went to Nepal first for that trip. Then never saw anything . Hope you are doing well my friend.

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