Top Three Mountains to Climb
In Africa there is a mountain named Mount Kilimanjaro, which requires very little equipment and hardly any climbing experience to reach the top of this mountain. This is the tallest mountain in Africa reaching about 20, 000 feet. A novice climber can conquer Mount Kilimanjaro in about five days. This is a climb that you will enjoy doing because there is much to see while you are making the climb to the mountain top.
Mountain Climbing Quotes
Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing. ― Barry Finlay, Kilimanjaro and Beyond
Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory. ― Ed Viesturs, No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks
Because it’s there. ― George Mallory
For a climber, saying that you are stopping by Everest is like saying that you are stopping by to see God. ― Roland Smith, Peak
The most popular mountain to climb is located in the Alps, which is part of
Switzerland and Italy. The mountain is called the Matterhorn and it reaches an elevation of about 14, 692 feet. This mountain was designed for just about any skill level the trick to climbing the Matterhorn is your starting point. Those who are novices would want to start at Horni Ridge or Lion routes and go to the summit of the mountain. Those who are experienced climbers will want to start at a more difficult area like the, North Face, Zmutt, or Furggen Ridges. The weather on this mountain can change very quickly so you must make sure that you climb in the summer and have the right gear in case of a storm.
The next highest Mountain is located in North America and it is called Mount McKinley. This mountain ranges a height of 20,320 feet. Mount McKinley is known as the mountain with the highest elevation gain in the entire world. Many glaciers surround Mount McKinley along with numerous amounts of icefalls that you will find along the way. This mountain is considered a difficult climb and it is considered a major expedition. It is recommended for only the expert climbers. The best time to climb Mount McKinley is during the spring because of the severe weather that a climber might find while they are climbing it is best not to tackle this mountain in the fall or winter months.
The best mountains to climb might start in your own hometown if you live in a mountainous region. Many places are available for you to get experience when you live in some of the southern states in America. You will be able to get experience and practice your techniques before you undertake a mountain expedition on difficult mountains.
If your really serious about climbing there is a club you can try and join called “Climbing the Seven Summits” – the catch to getting in? You have to climb the seven highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest and Vinson Massif in Antartica.
Useful related links
- Huffington Post – Mountain Climbing
- Climbing and Mountaineering – Rocky Mountain National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
Climbing and Mountaineering
- Top 10 Climbs – Travel – National Geographic
Top 10 Climbs from National Geographic
- Climbing The Seven Summits