Whether you're an experienced climber or an amateur, here is a list of 10 mountains to climb if you're up for some adventure.
Looking for an adventure? Whether you are an experienced climber or simply looking for a good hike, there is a mountain for everyone. Mountain climbing has long been a way for people to connect with nature and reconnect with themselves.
Some mountains require extensive skills and training while others can be reached with average fitness levels and good health.
In no particular order, here are our 10 mountain picks.
1. Mount Everest, Nepal
Everest is the highest mountain on earth and a dream climb for some of the world’s most adventurous people. Over the last century, over 2,000 brave climbers have made the summit, but because of the danger involved, many have lost their lives to the risky trail.
2. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Sitting at 19,340 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and can be reached by inexperienced climbers without special training or equipment. The mountain is made up of three inactive volcanoes and sits on Tanzania’s border with Kenya.
3. Machu Picchu, Peru
The Inca Trail is made up of desert, tropical forests and plains, passing stunning views of snow-capped mountains and rivers. This exhilarating hike will take you to amazing sites such as the Inca’s lost city, Machu Picchu, and the centre of the Inca Empire, the city of Cusco.
4. Mount Khuiten, Mongolia
Spanning the corners of three countries, China, Russia and Mongolia, Mount Khuiten is one of the world’s most accessible mountains. This breathtaking trek is made up of vast wilderness and open tundra, inhabited by the herding families of Mongolia.
5. The Matterhorn, Switzerland
The Matterhorn Peak has attracted climbers and tourists from around the world for the last 150 years. Straddling the boarders of Switzerland and Italy, the Matterhorn is a thrilling climb for the experienced climber. However, if you are looking for a great hike, then the surrounding alps are very manageable.
6. Fitzroy, Argentina
Take in incredible views when you venture out into Patagonia’s magnificent Fitzroy. The four-day trek takes you through major glaciers, into Rio Blanco and right up to the northern tip of the beautiful Parque Nacional Los Glaciers. Find accommodations and restaurants along the way.
7. Mount McKinley (Denali), Alaska
Denali, one of the seven summits, is the highest peak in North America and is located near the middle of the mountain chain known as the Alaskan Range.
There are a few different routes when making the climb; the most popular being the West Buttress Route, however each requires a certain amount of experience.
8. Table Mountain, South Africa
If you’re ever visiting Cape Town, be sure to check out this iconic landmark, a flat-topped mountain overlooking the city. For those not keen on climbing, there is a cable car that takes you right to the top.
9. Mount Sinai, Egypt
Mount Sinai, believed to be a holy mountain, is a sacred place used often for pilgrimages and other spiritual excursions. Laced with welcoming cafes and one of the oldest monasteries in the world, Mount Sinai is a major tourist attraction as it is an achievable goal by foot or camel ride.
10. Mount Fuji, Japan
Japan’s most prominent mountain is a natural wonder to not only the Japanese, but also tourists around the world. Climbers are encouraged to begin their climb in the evening as Mount Fuji offers an unforgettable sunrise from the summit.