The Adventurer’s Chronicle: Tales of Daring and Discovery
What do incredible views, once-in-a-lifetime adventures, and the satisfaction of accomplishment have in common? It’s all at the top of these must-climb mountains.
Kilimanjaro offers a great first ascent for beginners
At 5,899 meters, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and one of the most famous in the world. While not the easiest climb, it helps beginner climbers learn to acclimatize at high altitudes with low technical risk and obstacles. Regardless of your level, all climbers must be accompanied by a local guide and should allow 5-6 days to complete the climb. The effort is worth the view at the top.
Unwind after your hike on the balcony of Kaliwa Lodge
Situated at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kaliwa Lodge offers beautiful views, just a few minutes’ drive from the entrance of Kilimanjaro National Park.
This skill-testing hike is best done between May and June.
Located in Denali National Park, Denali (also known as Mount McKinley) is the highest mountain in North America at 6,194 meters. With this altitude, the climbing route becomes increasingly difficult. Even experienced climbers are advised to climb with guides from 6 registered guide companies. Denali is best climbed between May and June, when the weather is good and climbers can spend up to 4 weeks completing the climb.
McKinley Creekside Cabins is within easy reach of Denali National Park
Located near the entrance to Denali National Park, McKinley Creekside Cabins is near several gentle hiking trails to explore when you’re tired of hiking.
Mount Elbrus, Russia
Mount Elbrus is a popular trail for beginner hikers
The highest in Russia and Europe, Mount Elbrus has two inactive craters. You can see the 250m-wide volcanic crater on the western peak. This popular trail for beginner climbers is also famous for its difficult but rewarding route. You’ll need a week to get to the 5,642-meter peak.
Stay on top of the mountain at LeapRus Capsule Hotel
LeapRus Capsule Hotel is a special accommodation that allows you to stay on the mountainside, allowing easy access to all activities…
Watch out for Hvannadalshnúkur’s ice cracks
If you’re looking for a short hike, Hvannadalshnúkur is a good choice. At just 2,100 meters, Hvannadalshnúkur is the highest mountain in Iceland. The hike can be completed in a day, giving you enough time to explore Skaftafell National Park. The great thing about Hvannadalshnúkur is that, while it’s not technically difficult, it still offers the challenge of icy crevasses to conquer.
Located next to Vatnajökull National Park, Hotel Skaftafell offers incredible views over Hvannadalshnúkur and to the largest glacier that inspired the park’s name.
The Matterhorn’s perfect pyramid shape makes it very recognizable
The Matterhorn, with its near-perfect pyramid shape, is the most photographed mountain in the world and a dream destination for many mountaineers. It takes two days to climb the 4,478-meter mountain, and a guide is required to get to the top.
Enjoy a break in a full-service apartment at Residence Patricia.
Although the Matterhorn is visible from many towns, Zermatt is the place to be if you want to see this iconic view. Residence Patricia offers full-service apartments, with balconies perfect for taking photos of the Matterhorn.