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November 2013 ZOOM gallery

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Nicolas Wolken, Austria

Photograph By Carlos Blanchard / www.carlosblanchard.com

Just above the city of Innsbruck, Austria, rises a unique resort called Nordpark. Early in the season, when conditions allow, a group of friends will gather in the lower parts of the mountains around our hometown, aiming to explore, photographer Carlos Blanchard said. Getting to know our backyard can be even more amazing than traveling miles away from home. Here, Nicolas Wolken rides a steep and short line in Seegrube, Austria.