Amazing places: winner
Amazing places - winner: Quintin Lake, UK
Mountaineering expedition to Knud Rasmussens Land, East Greenland, Arctic.
By the sounds of it, you two are making cheap comments and have not bothered to view all of the entries together in context on the official competition website. I for one, find the images very inspirational and imagine that is what this type of competition is all about.
So get off your armchair - this is all about travel! So yes, you probably have to be in a remote part of the world to capture these type of images.