Regardless of your climbing experience, booking a trip to any of the mountains listed in this article is certain to provide you with truly amazing memories. Fewer people take up this hobby nowadays due to the responsibilities of modern life, but this just means you’ll be able to experience the wonders of trekking without too many other people getting in the way. So long as you’ve bought all the right kit, and you’ve employed the services of a guide, there’s no reason why even the most novice of ramblers shouldn’t be able to have a fantastic time.
Years ago, reaching the summit of some of the mountains on this list was almost unthinkable, and indeed only a few people actually managed it without causing themselves serious injuries, but in recent times - thanks to advancements technology - it’s much safer, and so thousands of people do it each and every year. The summit club isn’t quite as exclusive anymore, but anyone who makes it right to the top should still consider the endeavour to be a major achievement - just remember to take your camera, because it’s a long way back down to fetch it.
This is one of the lesser known mountains situated within the Himalayas. Its close proximity to Mount Everest is probably the only reason you probably haven’t heard about it, but in truth, most experienced climbers claim it to be a much more exciting trek. At 6476 meters high, the chances of you reaching the summit in a single day are almost non existent, so make sure you take a tent along for the journey. For the most part, Mera Peak offers stunning views of Nepal and on a clear day, people claim it’s possible to see well inside the Chinese border.
As the second largest mountain on earth, K2 stands at around 8811 meters tall and is located somewhere in the Karakoram Range between the borders of China and Pakistan. Only a few hundred people have ever made it right to the summit due to far more treacherous conditions, which means this mountain is one of the only ones where you’ll be joining an elite club if you make it to the top.
Unlike K2, this is much easier to navigate due to a less angular incline. Mount Elbrus is located between Europe, Russia and Asia, which is why it’s so popular internationally. The climb itself if unlikely to be particularly exhilarating, although the same cannot be said for the views from the summit.
This is the tallest mountain in Tanzania, and indeed, in the whole of Africa. Climbers from all around the world have visited this nation over the last 100 or so years in search of excitement, and few have come away disappointed. Reaching the summit of this mountain is no easy feat, and anyone who manages to achieve it should give themselves a well earned pat on the back.
So, now you’ve learnt a little bit about some of the world’s most exhilarating climbs and the countries that contain them, I hope you’ll be more inclined to go trekking more often. It really is important that we all become one with nature from time to time.
See you soon!