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Top 5 Beginners Mountain Climbing Destinations

Mountain climbing is one of the best outdoor activities. Aside from the direct contact you have with the natural environment, you can add some ‘medals to your collar’ while boasting about your mountain climbing adventure to friends and family (or potential partners, wink wink, say no more). Nothing compares to the joy of reaching a summit.

So, if you are considering mountain climbing, here are five destinations that will be worth your time.

Mount Fuji, Japan, 3,776m

Mount Fuji can be spotted from the many locations in Japan. Its peak stands tall at close to 4,000m, making it one of the most adventurous mountains to climb. For this adventure, you will need endurance and stamina while hiking up the popular Kawaguchiko trail.

The estimated time it will take to reach the summit, which is 3,776m, is 8 hours. Mount Fuji is one of the most climbed mountains and the best period to embark on this adventure is from the beginning of July to the end of August.

Pikes Peak, United States, 4,302m

America also offers great mountain climbing adventure, and one of the best destinations is the Pikes Peak, which stands at 4,302m. The trail is about 21km. This is an adventure only for the fit hikers and from the top, you can get a ride down on the cog railway, or a ride down with one of the weakling tourists who drove their cars to the summit.

Tofana di Rozes, Italy, 3,225m

If you are in Italy, the 3,225m Tofana di Rozes offers an exciting mountain climbing experience. It is a five-hour climb during which you will need protective gear due to the rocky terrain up the Ferrata Lipella route. However, you don’t need to be an experienced mountain climber to overcome this feat.

Mount Hood, United States, 3,426m

 

At the height of 3,426m, Mount Hood offers experienced and amateur climbers an opportunity to have a great climbing experience that can be compared to mountain climbing in other parts of the world. Because of the snow, you will need to use ice axes and crampons to get through, but it’s not difficult.

The best period for the half-day journey starts from late April until June due to the accommodating weather during this period.

Breithorn (via the Normal Route), Switzerland, 4,164m

In Switzerland, a memorable mountain climbing experience is exploring the Breithorn. It reaches as high as 4,000m, one of the most popular peaks in the Alps. There will be snow so you will need ice axes and crampons for this adventure. The normal route will get you up to 3,883m, very close to the peak.

These are some great mountain climbing options for people who want to experience this new outdoor activity. When you have conquered these peaks, you can go on to more difficult mountain terrains such as the Mountain Everest or the Himalayan Mountains.

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Mountain climbing is one of the best outdoor activities. Aside from the direct contact you have with the natural environment, you can add some ‘medals to your collar’ while boasting about your mountain climbing adventure to friends and family (or...

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Meet the Youngest Girl to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

At age 8 my greatest achievement was beading myself a bracelet. At age 8, Miss Roxy Getter’s greatest achievement is hiking up a mountain 19,431 foot tall. Talk about an over achiever.

Roxy Getter is officially the youngest girl to ever climb Kilimanjaro, and only one year older than the youngest boy to climb the mountain. Along with her brother Ben who is 10 years old, and their parents, the whole family recently did the trek together after Roxy decided this challenge was the top of her bucket list.

To be prepared for the hike the family would take trips to various stadiums and climb up and down the stairs. Climbing seems to be in the family’s genes. Before moving  to Florida , they used to live in Arizona where the Getter clan would often take hiking trips.

Overcoming It All

What makes Ben and Roxy that much more special is the fact that both were born with a hereditary heart disease. One that made their parents fear would disable them from acting like the normal, fun-loving kids around them. But boy where they wrong. Clearly the Getter kids reach for the stars regardless of any physical limitation.

Although both had to be cleared by a cardiologist before they began their record-breaking trek, despite the freezing temperatures, steep ascent and harsh conditions, these two came out better than ever

Their Biggest Fan

Their mother, Sarah Getter is her children’s biggest fan. Probably the coolest mother around, Sarah was excited about her little daredevils wish to climb Kilimanjaro, and readily joint in the fun alongside her children and husband. She gushes about the way Roxy and Ben reached their goals:

“They were amazing. They did not complain. They just kept going one step in front of the other. They actually kept us going, I think with their positive attitude,” Sarah proudly boasts of her two children. “When we got to the top, we just started tearing up. They were in front of us walking, and we both just held hands.”

However, Roxy, in a video she recorded after completing day one of the ascent admits it’s harder than it looks:

“I made it up and that was hard. I was so tired. I could barely even walk.”

Despite it being difficult along the way, these two daredevils have only just begun their adventures. Their trip to Tanzania, Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is only the first of many more to come, promises a brave Roxy. And we can’t wait to follow this family’s adventures!

At age 8 my greatest achievement was beading myself a bracelet. At age 8, Miss Roxy Getter’s greatest achievement is hiking up a mountain 19,431 foot tall. Talk about an over achiever.
Roxy Getter is officially the youngest girl to ever climb Kilimanjaro...