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Want to climb a famous mountain? Or just see it or hike or trek in the area? You do not have to be an experienced climber to climb every famous mountain but you will need to be in good physical condition.  If you love to see, hike, trek or climb mountains, our Mountain Travel page will help you achieve that goal.

Live World Mountain Webcams  Live pictures from some of the world's most well-known mountains.

This page is divided into 3 sections and you an go directly to the section by clicking on the section title.
 
Section click on title What we have
Searching the Web Tips on how best to search for viewing, hiking, or climbing mountains.
Mountaineering Books, Videos and Gear Resources on the Internet to help you plan and visit mountains of the world. 
Mountaineering Resources More resources on our website and on the Internet. 
Highest Mountain on each Continent List of the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
Famous Mountains Chart A list of famous mountains and specific links to web sites based on whether you want to view, hike/trek or climb them.
On our website Hiking Adventure Travel World Links Destinations Travel Guides Travel Agencies
 
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Searching The Web
If you are looking for information on climbing a certain mountain, mountain range or in a specific country and want to try a search engine, here are a few search tips:
Suggested format   Example
Climbing in <place>   Climbing in Ecuador
Climbing <place>   Climbing Canary Islands
"Climbing in the <mountain range>"   "Climbing in the Andes"
Climbing <mountain name>    Climbing Mt. Everest
Sightseeing <mountain name> or  tours to <<mountain name>   Sightseeing Mt. St. Helen,  Sightseeing tours to Kilimanjaro
Trekking in <place> or <area>   Trekking in Peru,   Trekking in Mt. Everest region
Mountaineering + Expeditions + <place or mountain name>   Mountaineering Expeditions Denali
 
Mountaineering Books
Mountaineering Books, Video and Gear
Google - Mountain Climbing Gear, Equipment, Clothing  Lots of good companies to choose from.
Google - Mountain Climbing Guides and Books  Climbing guides and books from many bookstores and outdoor companies.
Google - Mountain Climbing Videos  Some websites that offer videos about climbing mountains.
 

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Continent

Antarctica

Asia

North America

South America

Europe

Africa

Oceania

   

Amazon.com
Mountain
Climbing
Travel Books

 
Mountain
Trekking
Travel Books

Books on Mountain Climbing in Antarctica

Books on Mountain Climbing in Asia

Books on Mountain Climbing in North America

Books on Mountain Climbing in South America

Books on Mountain Climbing in Europe

Books on Mountain Climbing in Africa

Books on Mountain Climbing in Oceania

Mountain
Climbing
Gear

This will take you to Mountain Climbing Gear at Amazon.com

Mountain Climbing Gear
 
Amazon.com
Some specific

Mountain
Climbing and
Mountaineering
Guide Book
Series
Climber's and Hiker's Guide to the World's Mountains Mountaineering - The Freedom of the Hills The Mountaineering Handbook Trekking in the Everest Region Mountaineers Book Series - Climbing Guides The Mountainees Book Series The American Alpine Journal Mountain
Climbing
Videos

This will take you to Mountain Climbing Videos at Amazon.com

DVDs on Mountain Climbing

 

Mountaineering
Mountaineering Resources
 
Peakbagger.com. This is an informal online resource for summit-focused hikers, climbers, and mountain lovers. It presents information about the mountain peaks and ranges of the world. It allows simple queries and generates dynamic web pages from a large online database of peaks, ranges, trip reports, and essays.
 
Peakware World Mountain Encyclopedia. This is the web's premier mountain and mountaineering resource. Here you can explore the mountain ranges of the world, and network with other rock climbers, mountaineers, hikers, and backpackers, who share your love for the mountains.
 
DMOZ Open Directory

Climbing

Guides and Schools. Guides and Outfitters

Outdoor Resources.com/Climbing  A good set of categories covering clubs, international climbing, schools, guides, and gear.
 
Yahoo! List of Climbing Organizations  A good list of climbing resources.
 

 
 Other Mountaineering Resources
 
Alpine Ascents.com  A premier mountaineering company that offers treks, tours, and climbs of the seven highest mountains on each continent.  They also have a mountaineering school.  You can almost reach out and touch the mountains on their beautiful website!
 
American Alpine Institute.  This is considered the best climbing school in North America.
 
American Mountain Guides Association. This is the website of the American Mountain Guide Association with excellent mountain climbing information.
  
Bivouac Mountaineering Directory. They cover climbing and hiking in Canada and Alaska with detailed information on all the mountains and mountain ranges.
  
Climbing and Hiking Clubs and Organizations.  A good worldwide list put together by Bealropes.com.
 
Colorado Mountain Club.   The Colorado Mountain Club has comprehensive information on hiking and mountain climbing in Colorado, USA.
 
High Altitude Medicine Guide  The High Altitude Medicine Guide provides medical information on health issues affecting travelers to high mountainous regions of the world. They have a wealth of information for climbers, hikers and backpackers. They also list and have links to a lot of Adventure Travel Companies, including some of larger and more well-known ones.  This is an excellent site.
 
Jagged Globe Expeditions  Worldwide mountain climbing expeditions.
 
Mountain Guides.   Sunrockice (that's "sun-rock-ice"), a New Zealand company, has excellent coverage of mountain climbing in New Zealand, Nepal, Pakistan and Patagonia. It is a beautiful site!
 
Summitclimb.com.  Excellent organization offering treks and climbing in Nepal, Tibet and China.
 
North America Hiking and Mountain Climbing Links.   A nice list of links for North America climbing and hiking divided into subject categories (e.g., Teen Climbing, Kid's Climbing, etc.)
 
 
Highest

Highest Mountain on Each Continent
Seven Summit Climbing websites:  7SummitClub   Alpine Ascents  Wikipedia-Seven Summits  Peakware

Continent

Mountain
Click for Wikipedia

Webcam

Height
Meters                Feet

Location

Climbing Information and Tours
Also see Famous Mountains Chart

Africa

Mt Kilimanjaro 

5895 m 19,340 ft Tanzania Difficulty: Hard, but not technical.
Time required: 7-10 days
World's tallest walkable mountain

Site 1    Site 2    Site 3   Site 4

 
Antarctica Vinson Massif   4897 m 16,066 Antarctica Difficulty: not technically difficult but weather makes climbing Mt Vinson a serious undertaking,

Time required: about 2 and a half weeks but plan for another 2 weeks in case of weather delays.

7summits.com  jpmountainguide
 
Asia Mt Everest
Tibetan name Chomolangma (Goddess Mother of the Snows)

Nepali name Sagarmatha
(Mother of the Universe).
  8850 m 29,035 Nepal-China Difficulty: Extreme. Only for experienced climbers.
Time required: 2 and a half months.
Tallest mountain in the world.

Summitpost.org  
Summitclimb.com

Howstuffworks     
Wilderness Travel*

*they have the highest treks up to 21,000 feet on the slopes of Mt Everest.
 
Australia Kosciuszko   2228 m 7,310 Australia Difficulty: Easy
Time required: about 2 hours hiking in from the trailhead for 5 miles.  You drive to the trail head.

Site 1 

 
Europe Elbrus   5642 m 18,510 Russia Difficulty: Strenuous, must be experienced mountain climber
Time required: allow 2 weeks

Alpine Ascents 
 
North America Mt McKinley (Denali)  

6194 m

20,320 Alaska, USA  
Difficulty: Very difficult
Time required: 2 and a half weeks.

Summitpost.org 
 
Oceania Carstensz Pyramid
Local name-Puncak Jaya
 

5040 m

16,535 New Guinea Difficulty: good climbing ability
Time required: plan on 2 weeks.

Site 1
 
South America Aconcagua  

6960 m

22,834 Argentina Difficulty: Normal route - non-technical.
Time required: 20 days.
Tallest mountain in Western hemisphere

Summitpost.org  
Summitclimb.com

Andes.org

 

Famous
Guide to Famous Mountains
 Mountain Name
Click name for Wikipedia article
Height
m = meters 
ft = feet
Webcam Country

View, Hike*, Climb
*includes trekking

 Aconcagua  6,962 m
 22,841 ft
   Argentina
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Annapurna  8,091 m
 26,545 ft
   Nepal
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Ararat (Agri)  5,165 m
 16,945 ft
   Turkey
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) highest in Oceania

5040 m
16,535 ft

   New Guinea
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Chimborazo  6,267 m
 20,561 ft
   Ecuador
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Cotopaxi  5,897m
 19,347 ft
   Ecuador
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Elbrus
 highest in Europe
 5,642 m
 18,510 ft
   Russia
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Mt Everest
 highest in Asia and the world
 8,850 m
 29,035 ft
   Nepal/China (Tibet)
View: Google
Hike: Google      Wilderness Travel
Climb:

Peakware   Google

  Mount Everest Net
  Everest News
 Cerro Fitzroy  3,375 m
 11,073 ft
   Argentina
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Glittertind
 2nd highest in Norway
 2,464 m
  8,084 ft
   Norway
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 K2
 2nd highest in the world
 8,611 m
 28,250 ft
   Pakistan/China
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Kebnekaise
 highest in Sweden
 2,111m
 6,926 ft
   Sweden
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Kilimanjaro
 highest in
Africa
 5,895 m
 19,340 ft
   Tanzania
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Kinabalu  4,102 m
 13,455 ft
   Sabah, Borneo
 (Malaysia)
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Kosciuszko  (Kosciuszko)
 highest mountain in Australia
 2228 m
 7.310 ft
  Australia
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Matterhorn
 famous Swiss mountain
 4,478 m
 14,691 ft
   Switzerland
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Mauna Loa  4,169 m
 13,681 ft
   Hawaii (USA)
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Mt McKinley (Denali)  6,194 m
20,320 ft
   Alaska (USA)
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Mont Blanc
 highest in Western Europe
 4,807m
 15,771 ft
   France
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Mount Fuji (Fuji-san)
 climbing Story
 3,776 m  12,389 ft
more...
 Japan
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Mount Vinson (See Vincent Massif below)        
 Mt. Cook  3,754 m
 12,316 ft
   New Zealand
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Mt. Etna  3,323 m
 10,902 ft
   Italy
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Mt. Whitney
 highest in contiguous 48-U.S. states
4418 m
14,494 ft
  California (USA)
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Puncak Jaya (See Carstenz Pyramid)        
 Mount. St. Helens
 famous volcanic eruption

 2,549 m
 8,364 ft

Washington
(USA)
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Mount Vesuvius
 famous volcanic eruption
 1,281 m
 4,203 ft
  Pompeii (Italy)
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
 Vinson Massif
 
highest mountain in Antarctica
4897 m
16,066 ft
  Antarctica
View: Google
Hike: Google
Climb: Peakware   Google
Notes:  View means seeing a mountain but not hiking or climbing it. You are just sightseeing.  Hike general means hiking around the base or lower parts of a mountain although some resources include hiking to the summit when you do not have to be a mountain climber. (Trek and Trekking are other terms that mean the same as hike and hiking in this chart.)  Climb means climbing to the summit when you must normally be an experienced mountain climber.  For easy mountains requiring only good physical condition to reach the summit, adventure companies refer to the trip as either hiking or climbing
 
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