Then I realized [we were] outside of Italy when I recognized the Alps.
Roughly 30 people die each year in the Alps in climbing related accidents.
Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase seemed to be the only banker scowling in the Alps this week.
The long-term chart of the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index looks like the profile of an Alps stage of the Tour de France.
A two-and-a-half-hour drive later, we were winding through the Alps, up medieval streets and below icy cliffs.
Having learnt to speak il Tedesco, and being no longer able to fit out a vessel, I made my venture beyond the Alps; but, alas!
It lacks all that makes the skirts of Alps and Apennines sublime.
In the localities named north of the Alps, even as far as Denmark, it is probably naturalized from cultivation.
Even the passes of the Alps or Carpathians are safe in comparison.
But they met with no success in their forays towards the Alps.
1590s, "any high, snow-capped mountain," from Alps, from French Alpes, from Latin Alpes "the Alps," perhaps from altus "high," or albus "white" or from a Celtic word (according to Servius), or a pre-Indo-European root. Alps, the European mountain range, attested by that name in English from 1550s.
Mountain system of south-central Europe.
Note: The Alps provide scenic beauty and the location for an abundance of winter sports, making them a popular tourist destination.