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

2
124 63
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
JoséValente added Wellington

3
128 66
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Peticon added Vienna

4
132 71
Norway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Oslo

5
130 74
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Berlin

6
119 70
Canada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ottawa

7
94 53
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Buenos Aires

8
109 65
France is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Paris

9
124 78
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Stockholm

10
112 69
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Madrid

11
114 71
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

12
124 79
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Washington, D.C.

13
110 69
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Edinburgh

14
115 73
Italy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Rome

15
93 57
Australia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Canberra

16
97 62
Wales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Cardiff

17
71 41
Greece is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
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18
110 75
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing

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154 116
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
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22
91 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
150 132
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Islamabad

26
81 68
Japan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Tokyo

27
70 58
Peru is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Lima

28
62 51
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Quito

29
66 55
Mongolia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ulan Bator

30
67 56
China is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Beijing

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

32
23 15
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ozturk Yalcin added Ankara

33
61 53
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

34
64 56
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Bogotá

35
68 60
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Mexico City

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
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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