The Best Climbs in the World October 27 2014
There are few activities more exhilarating than climbing, especially if you are the adventurous type who dares to scale the roughest and most difficult terrain in the world. If you are looking for the next big challenge – and breathtaking natural beauty along the way – check out these world-renowned climbs.
Mount Everest, Nepal
Considered the holy grail of climbing, Everest needs little introduction: at 29,035 feet (8,856 meters) above sea level, it is the highest mountain on Earth. Historically, reaching its top has been considered one of the most perilous and near-impossible acts imaginable. It was only in 1953 that the first known successful ascent was accomplished, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay approached the peak via the South Col route. More than 2,000 others have since followed this path to successfully reach the top, making it the most popular – but still challenging – route.
Mount Khuiten, Mongolia
This mountain straddles the corners of Russia, China, and Mongolia, offering an incredible view of Mongolia's seemingly endless plains. Trekking Mount Khuiten is as enjoyable for its picturesque beauty as the climb itself. Even getting to it can be a delightful experience: mountaineers must travel through one of the remotest regions on Earth, enjoying a fantastically pristine environment and famous hospitable nomads.
Located on Tanzania’s northern border with Kenya, this flat-top mountain is the highest in Africa, with the highest peak, Uhuru, reach 19,340 feet (5,899 meters) It is actually made up of three extinct volcanoes – Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. Ascending Kilimanjaro is considered one of the most thrilling accomplishments, especially via the Machame Route, from where you can experience abundant wildlife. You can travel to the Shira Plateau through the Grand Barranco Canyon, after which you will reach Stella Point and be able to continue around Kibo’s rim to Uhuru.
The Andes, Peru
The famous Andes mountain range is known for its abundance of nature and culture, especially via Peru’s Inca Trail. Through this ancient and majestic path, you can enjoy an unforgettable journey through a variety of ecosystems, including rolling plains, arid deserts, and pristine tropical cloud forests. Enjoy views of mountains, rivers, and valleys before reaching Machu Picchu, the famed lost city of the Inca that was rediscovered only in early 20th century. From there, you can then reach Cusco, the former spiritual and cultural center of the ancient Inca Empire.
The Matterhorn, Switzerland
Europe's most famous mountain is considered the birthplace of mountain climbing, thanks to its unusual pyramidal shape, which makes it very challenging. Matterhorn’s four steep faces, which rise above gleaming glaciers, face the four compass points. The mountain overlooks the picturesque towns of Zermatt to its northeast and Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to its south. The Theodul Pass, located at the eastern base of the peak, is the lowest passage between its north and south side, and thus a popular route among climbers.
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