Mountain Climbing The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing  

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List Rules Rank the top countries to mountain climb

List of top countries for mountain climbing. What are the best mountain climbing destinations? This list ranks the most popular countries for mountaineering. Though mountain climbing was once shrouded in mystery due to superstitions about mountains, mountain climbing was popularized as a sport in the 19th century. While mountain climbing used to be a hazardous expedition, the recognition of mountaineering as a sport helped develop guidelines and professional equipment to make it more safe. 

There are many different terrains that mountain climbers encounter. Different mountain ranges have a unique set of characteristics, including snow, rocks, glaciers and ice. Some threats include falling debris, avalanches and slopes. The weather and altitude also play a major role in climbing. Some mountain climbers spend days or weeks on a climb, though some easier mountain ranges can take just a few hours.

There are also different styles of mountain climbing. Expedition style involves a longer period of time with multiple trips to carry supplies from camp to camp. Alpine style takes a shorter amount of time since climbers do not set up camp and carry supplies.

Some of the most popular mountain ranges for mountain climbing include the European Alps or the Rocky Mountains in North America. Other notable mountain ranges include the Andes and the famous Mount Everest. 

Where are the best destination for mountain climbers? Vote on the top countries for mountain climbing.    
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159 72
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

2
126 62
Austria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Peticon added Vienna

3
131 67
Norway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Oslo

4
121 61
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
JoséValente added Wellington

5
129 72
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Berlin

6
118 69
Canada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ottawa

7
114 69
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

8
123 77
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Washington, D.C.

9
92 53
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Buenos Aires

10
111 68
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Madrid

11
122 77
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Stockholm

12
109 67
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Edinburgh

13
106 65
France is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Paris

14
97 59
Wales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Cardiff

15
113 72
Italy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Rome

16
71 39
Greece is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
apollon-smyrnis added Athens

17
92 56
Australia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Canberra

18
110 72
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

19
152 115
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Kathmandu

20
93 66
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ljubljana

21
87 64
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
JoséValente added Sofia

22
90 70
Russia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Moscow

23
65 50
Tanzania is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Dodoma

24
70 55
Chile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Santiago

25
69 57
Peru is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Lima

26
79 67
Japan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Tokyo

27
146 132
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Islamabad

28
59 49
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Caracas

29
66 56
China is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Beijing

30
68 58
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Mexico City

31
60 51
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Quito

32
61 52
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

33
64 55
Mongolia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ulan Bator

34
74 65
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Manila

35
63 55
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Bogotá

36
22 15
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ozturk Yalcin added Ankara

37
61 54
Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
2005004014 added Guatemala City

38
48 43
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
llura added Ukraine

39
109 109
India is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
New Delhi

40
91 121
Iran is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Tehran

41
45 73
Poland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Lukas Wojcik added Warsaw