- Mont Blanc, France
The peak of Mont Blanc is 15,781 feet high, the highest in Europe. All year long it is covered in snow and ice, so ice picks are a necessity. The climb takes about three days but could take longer. This trek requires a guide.
- Half Dome, California
Overlooking Yosemite Valley, Half Dome is 8,839 feet above the ground. The final 400 feet of the climb is a steep slab of rock. There is a ladder and handrail to make the climb safer, and it takes a whole day for a trip up the mountain and back down.
- Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
At 19,340 feet, three inactive volcanoes make Kilimanjaro. It is the highest peak in Africa. Porters must accompany climbers on this hike, and it takes five days to reach the top.
- Denali, Alaska
Denali, previously known as Mount McKinley, is the tallest mountain in North America at 20,320 feet. Denali is best for climbing in May and June because there are more avalanches other times of the year.
- The Matterhorn, Switzerland
Known as the birthplace of mountain climbing, The Matterhorn takes six days to climb. Four of those days include training and getting used to the different elevation. This mountain looks like a pyramid that has been carved from stone.
- Mount Fuji, Japan
Mount Fuji is 12,380 feet high but has been made into an easier experience with parking lots at 6,000-7,000 feet up the mountain. This mountain has trails that can be followed to reach the top, and there are stations to stop for a drink along the way.
- The Andes, South America
During this climb, the Incan trail and Machu Picchu can be visited. The climate during the climb is that of a rainforest, while the top of the mountain is covered in snow.
- Toubkal, Morocco
Toubkal is the tallest mountain in northern Africa at 13,671 feet. It has a rocky terrain and is often covered in snow or dust, depending on the time of the year. The climb can take anywhere between four and seven days.
- Table Mountain, South Africa
Rising 3,558 feet over Cape Town, Table Mountain is flat in the center with Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head surrounding the flat area. There are many cliffs around the edges.
- Mount Whitney, California
The highest mountain in the lower 48 United States, Mount Whitney is 14,505 feet high. A permit is needed before hiking this mountain. The round trip could take 12-16 hours, or there is a two-day option.