Top Mountains to Climb Around the World

Partner and senior board adviser at Olesis Management, Jacinto Solivellas de Oleza provides investment consulting services to clients from around the world. When he is not working, Jacinto Solivellas de Oleza enjoys staying active through mountain climbing.

The world has a wide variety of breathtaking mountains, each of which offers a unique climbing experiences. K2, on the border of China and Pakistan, may be the world’s second tallest mountain, but it actually constitutes a more difficult climb than Mount Everest. Climbers may choose from several routes to the mountain’s peak, most of which start from a base camp in Pakistan. Although the Abruzzi Spur route is the most commonly hiked route, it is also the most dangerous.

A slightly easier mountain is Mount Khuiten in Mongolia. Surrounded by one of Earth’s last remote areas, the climb is full of unique sites and experiences, such as the hospitality of the area’s nomads.

For many, climbing the Matterhorn in Switzerland is a testament to climbing’s purist traditions. As Europe’s most recognized mountain, the Matterhorn offers several routes suitable for almost all skill levels, and it is one of the world’s most popular climbs.

When traveling across the pond is not an option, climbers can go to Mexico, where they can climb Citlaltepetl and Iztaccihuatl. As North America’s third and seventh highest mountains, respectively, the two extinct volcanoes are best suited for more experienced climbers.

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