Mountaineering for amateurs

Among the multitude of ways to go on outdoor adventure trips , mountaineering has pride of place. Physically and mentally exhausting, as well as exhilarating, it is arguably one of the most rewarding ways to spend a day. Supposedly, all you need to do is reach the top in order to understand the happiness that comes with reaching a sometimes almost impossible goal.

To climb many of the most famous places, you only need to be in good health (consult your doctor) and physical shape, a good pair of comfortable boots, and some food and drink. Depending on the toughness of the mountain you want to tackle, it might be a good idea to take a mountaineering course. A classic in the introduction to mountaineering is the French Mont Blanc . It is the highest peak in Western Europe . The summit stands at over 12,000 feet. The valleys and hills surrounding the mountain offer some of the best hiking in Europe.

In the United States you will find Mount Olympus in Washington State and Mount Washington in New Hampshire. For those looking for a more exotic experience, the top of Kilamanjaro , in Tanzania, is the best. For now, it is also the only snowy peak in Africa . Kala Pattar, in Nepal, offers beginners the opportunity to get breathtaking views of Everest .

For those who cannot climb mountains for different reasons such as health, tell you that these majestic mountains also have impressive views from the base .