Mountaineering is one of the world’s oldest sport. People have been climbing since 3.300 BCE. The adventure that started from Otzi the Iceman is still vivid. If you think you are crazy as him, go on reading.
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Mount Khuiten, Mongolia
Mount Khuiten which lies on the border with both Russia and China is part of a mountain chain called Tavan Bogd. Khuiten’s peaks whose original name is ‘five saints’ represent some simple meanings; friendship, herder,eagle, cradle and cold of course. To tell the truth, Mount Khuiten is one of the least accessible mountain on earth but when you face with nomad’s hospitality, all of your pains will pass away.
Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain. Its highest peak, Uhuru, is 19,340 feet (5,899 meters) high. I know you are scared but don’t worry, reaching the top of Kilimanjaro pretty exhilarating and seeing the region’s wonderful animals and birds deserve the whole effort.
The Andes, Peru
Besides being stunningly beautiful, the Andes Mountains provide countless attractions, from historical ruins, to charming mountain towns.And in Peru, the descendants of the mighty Inca are among the most colorful people you will find anywhere on the planet. You’ll be amaze them.
Mount Everest, Nepal
Rising 29,035 feet (8,856 meters) above sea level, Everest is the highest mountain on earth. For decades, reaching the top of this giant has been considered one of the greatest mountaineering achievements. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay accomplished to climb it. Why don’t you be one of them?
The Matterhorn, Switzerland
Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the Matterhorn is the most recognized mountain on the European continent. The Matterhorn and Switzerland are inseparably linked to each other.It is said that because of the shape of pyramid, climbing to this mountain is extremely difficult but it is also said that The Matterhorn is the most-photographed mountain in the world. So, decision is yours.
Mount Elbrus, Russia
The highest mountain in Europe has great appeal because it presents a strenuous, yet rewarding climb. And the mountain’s location affords visitors excellent opportunities to see the region’s large melting pot of ethnic groups, such as Turkish, Georgian, Azeri, and Russian.
Citlaltépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, Mexico
The Mount Izta which is the third highest mountain in Mexico and the seventh highest in North America is a unique mountain. When viewed from either the west or the east you can distinctly see her; the sleeping lady
Denali which is the highest mountain in North America,display so much elevation that they are often lost in the clouds.
Denali has a wide variety of animal. Most visitors, however, want to see four animals in particular: moose, caribou, wolf, and everybody’s favorite: the brown or grizzly bear.
The Annapurna peaks are among the world’s most dangerous mountains to climb. Damavand, Iran on the other hand the snowy white peaks with their regular Lenticular Cap Cloud are the most beautiful sight of Iran.