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 73
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

2
127 62
Austria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Peticon added Vienna

3
131 68
Norway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Oslo

4
122 62
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
JoséValente added Wellington

5
129 73
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Berlin

6
119 69
Canada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ottawa

7
124 77
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Washington, D.C.

8
93 53
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Buenos Aires

9
112 68
Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Madrid

10
114 70
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

11
107 65
France is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Paris

12
122 78
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Stockholm

13
109 68
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Edinburgh

14
114 72
Italy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Rome

15
97 60
Wales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Cardiff

16
92 57
Australia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Canberra

17
71 40
Greece is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
apollon-smyrnis added Athens

18
110 73
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

19
154 115
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Kathmandu

20
94 66
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ljubljana

21
88 64
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
JoséValente added Sofia

22
90 71
Russia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Moscow

23
66 50
Tanzania is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Dodoma

24
71 56
Chile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Santiago

25
148 132
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Islamabad

26
70 58
Peru is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Lima

27
80 68
Japan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Tokyo

28
67 56
China is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Beijing

29
61 51
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Quito

30
65 55
Mongolia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ulan Bator

31
59 50
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Caracas

32
64 55
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Bogotá

33
68 59
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Mexico City

34
23 15
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ozturk Yalcin added Ankara

35
61 53
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

36
74 66
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Manila

37
61 55
Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
2005004014 added Guatemala City

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48 44
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
llura added Ukraine

39
110 110
India is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
New Delhi

40
92 121
Iran is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Tehran

41
46 73
Poland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Lukas Wojcik added Warsaw