The world offers a vast range of mountains, some great for skiing, others perfect for a picture. Here is a guide to some of the best in the world.
Highest Mountain on Earth
Found on the Tibet – Nepal border, its peak rises to 8,848m – the highest point in the world. Mount Everest reaches the highest altitude, but is not the tallest mountain in the world…
Tallest Mountain on Earth
Also known as the White Mountain, based in Hawaii, USA. The mountain is only 4,205m high above sea level, but when measured from its submarine base to its peak it is a combined height of 10,205m.
Best Mountains for Skiing
Mount McKinley – Alaska
Best Mountains for Climbing
Africa’s highest mountain, located in Tanzania (on the border with Kenya). The flat-topped mountain is built up of three extinct volcanoes (Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi), with its peak reaching 5,899m high. Climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro will offer breath-taking views and an immense sense of achievement.
The Matterhorn – Switzerland
Nestled in the Swiss Alps in Switzerland, this rough pointed mountain is well renowned. It was the birthplace of mountaineering, and many avid climbers visit to ascend each year.
The highest mountain in North America, located in Denali National Park, Alaska. Drawing climbers from all over the world, this beautiful mountain offers stunning views all the way from its base to its peak. Best time of year to climb is May and June, when avalanche risk is low.
Mountains for your Bucketlist
Otherwise known as Mount Cook (based in New Zealand), the mountain’s snow-capped peaks are picturesque.
Mount Fuji is sometimes difficult to see due to clouds, even though it is the highest mountain in Japan. In the summer, thousands of tourists take the journey up to the top. The ascent takes 8 hours, but there are plenty of areas along the way to stop and take in the views.
Mount Cook – New Zealand
With the Grand Teton National Park at its footsteps, this mountain (located in Wyoming, USA) draws many sightseers each year. The peak is 4,197m high and overlooks scenic lakes, forest and the park, which is home to a variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, rabbits and bats.
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