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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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

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

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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
JoséValente added New Zealand Wellington

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Norway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Norway Oslo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Australia Canberra

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Wales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Wales Cardiff

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Italy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Italy Rome

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
apollon-smyrnis added Greece Athens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Japan Tokyo

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Peru is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Peru Lima

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Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Venezuela Caracas

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China is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
China Beijing

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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Mexico Mexico City

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Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Pakistan Islamabad

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

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

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

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

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

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Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
2005004014 added Guatemala Guatemala City

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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ozturk Yalcin added Turkey Ankara

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

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

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

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