When you’re something of an adrenaline junkie like myself, a week in the sun doesn’t really cut it when travelling abroad. Those seeking thrills have to think outside the box, and mountain climbing has to be one of the most unique experiences available.
Of course, partaking in mountain climbing means that safety comes first, and as such, climbers should ensure they have the right kind of equipment and clothing to ensure that the ascent is made more comfortable – as well as the advice and guidance of an experience guid/organisation.
Climbing mountains is a fun and unique way of spending your free time, but it is made much harder by not carrying out the right kind of research.
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps as well as being the highest peak in Europe. As such, this is no walk in the park when it comes to mountain climbing, but would we have it any other way?
Although many say that Mount Blanc is one of the easiest mountains to conquer, this doesn’t mean that that ascending Mount Blanc is a walk in the park.
Climbers are said to experience a series of ‘false dawns’ before they are greeted by the real summit of Mont Blanc, giving Alpinists a real run for their money.
When it comes to mountain climbing, Mount Kilimanjaro is a beacon that attracts visitors from around the world.
Not only is Mount Kilimanjaro the highest peak within the African continent, but it is also the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.
As well as being a hit with mountain enthusiasts, it also serves as an aesthetically pleasing tour that leads to a forest area, where visitors are able to visit Kilimanjaro’s inhabitants, including elephants and buffalo.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is at the top of many bucket lists, and it’s not hard to see why. The beautiful views matched with a challenging ascent means that there is a good five days of climbing to truly embrace the wonder that is Mount Kilimanjaro. Choosing an experienced company to organise and manage your climb (like kilimanjaroclimbingcompany.com) is essential for a safe and enjoyable trip.
As the name would suggest, Mount Kenya is based within Kenya, and is the second-highest mountain in Africa following Kilimanjaro. Mount Kenya has very eroded slopes, due mostly to it being covered by an ice cap for thousands of years.
There are plenty of remarkable sights, as well as a series of routes for adrenaline junkies to ascend and descend. Mount Kenya generally snow-capped for much of the year, making it one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.
Although the art of mountain climbing can be applied around the world, each mountain has its own unique characteristics. Therefore, it pays to research the mountain you plan to climb and ensure that you have accommodation nearby,
It is also a good idea to check the weather for the time of year you are visiting, as some (not all) mountains could be inhabitable if the weather is too aggressive.