Outdoors 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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168 84
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

2
128 70
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
JoséValente added Wellington

3
129 73
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Peticon added Vienna

4
133 78
Norway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Oslo

5
130 80
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Berlin

6
120 77
Canada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ottawa

7
95 58
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Buenos Aires

8
110 71
France is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Paris

9
125 84
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Stockholm

10
125 84
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Washington, D.C.

11
117 78
Italy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Rome

12
114 76
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

13
114 77
Spain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Madrid

14
110 74
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Edinburgh

15
159 117
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Kathmandu

16
93 62
Australia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Canberra

17
98 67
Wales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Cardiff

18
110 79
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

19
71 46
Greece is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
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20
95 69
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ljubljana

21
88 66
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
JoséValente added Sofia

22
91 73
Russia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Moscow

23
155 133
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Islamabad

24
73 57
Chile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Santiago

25
66 51
Tanzania is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
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