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 85
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
2
128 71
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
JoséValente added Wellington
3
129 74
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Peticon added Vienna
4
134 79
Norway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Oslo
5
130 81
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Berlin
6
120 78
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
117 78
Italy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Rome
11
125 85
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Washington, D.C.
12
114 77
Spain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Madrid
13
114 77
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
14
111 75
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Edinburgh
15
162 118
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Kathmandu
16
93 63
Australia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Canberra
17
98 68
Wales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Cardiff
18
71 46
Greece is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
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110 80
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
20
95 70
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Ljubljana
21
88 67
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
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22
157 133
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Islamabad
23
74 57
Chile is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Santiago
24
67 51
Tanzania is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Dodoma
25
91 74
Russia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing
Moscow