There is no better place to live than in the mountains.
Fresh alpine air, stunning views, powder on your doorstep in the winter and hiking trails which open out onto lakes in the summer.
Whether you live in the city or spend your life dreaming of the mountains, we know how you feel.
Here are 18 photos that will have you hankering for snow-covered peaks in no time...
Wake Up At Sunrise
Start your day the right way, like photographer Nick Ocean here. He decided to hike the John Muir Trail in California, USA. This photo was taken on day 18 after a night spent on the summit of Mount Whitney.
Hang Out With Your Best Friend
Dogs and mountain life go together like peanut butter and jam. You won't know how good life can be until you have both.
Make Your Home In The Perfect Cabin
If we could live here, we would. It's compact, isolated and has the best view around. Take a look at more amazing cabins here.
Cook On A Camp Stove
One of the greatest pleasures about living in the mountains is cooking your dinner on an open camp stove and eating it under the pine trees.
Drink Tea In The Morning Overlooking A Waterfall
Who needs coffee and a hot shower when you get morning views like this?
Watch The Mountains At Night
You don't get views this beautiful in the city... Take your van up into the switchback creases of the mountain and admire the surroundings.
Appreciate The Sunrise
There's nothing like the sun bouncing off the mountains in the morning to give you goosebumps.
Take In Your Surroundings
There are few things more beautiful than a perfect inversion. It makes you feel like you're standing on top of the world.
Take Your Home With You
Nothing needs to remain stagnant. Just grab your a couple of sleeping bags, some supplies, two dogs and make for the horizon.
Pitch Your Tent With A View
There's no point having a tent unless you pitch it somewhere with a view that makes you stop in your tracks. Like Mount Dickerman in Washington, USA.
Savour The Simple Things
"Life is simple when you live simply," as wise woman once said. Take things back to basics. Live off the land. Respect the environment. Appreciate the good things in life.
Go For A Midnight Snow Shoe
OK, we all love spending a night in front of Netflix - but how about taking off on a moonlit snow shoe instead? The night sky is just as entertaining to watch.
Backpack? Check. Hat? Check. Socks and sandals that so few can pull of successfully? Check.
Read Your Book By A Lake
When the temperatures rise, the mountains are one of the best places to be. Take a new book and sit on the banks of your favourite watering hole.
Go Trekking On A Glacier
Taking your feet off the beaten track is always a good idea. Head to a remote corner of the wilderness and see what there is to find.
Hide Out In The Wilderness
When the snow settles in, it's time to hunker down in a log cabin with a fire, a good book and a hot dinner on the table.
Hang Out With Good Friends
Nothing beats a summer evening with a few bottles of beer, a deck in the sunshine and good friends...
... Until The Early Hours Of The Morning
Where would you rather be?