Mountain holidays are the perfect way for adrenalin junkies to satisfy their need for adventure and enjoy new sights and experiences. There are an abundance of exceptional mountain destinations across the globe, but some are more daring and delightful than others. Below are the top 8 mountain destinations for adrenalin junkies to conquer.
1. Mount Everest, Nepal
It would be impossible to make a list of the world’s most impressive mountains and not include the stunning and majestic Mt. Everest in Nepal. The world’s highest mountain is the nemesis of all climbers and mountaineers.
If you have the energy to produce adrenalin following the incredible routes on this mountain, your passions are sure to be fulfilled through the unavoidable natural dangers and hostile weather of the area.
2. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro is arguably one of the most stunning and scenic mountains in the world and is deceptively welcoming thanks to its milder weather. However, the mixture of rains, winds, ice and snow can make this mountain a dangerous undertaking and particularly strenuous on the body.
Adrenalin junkies will be appeased by the treks through jungle land, sparse plains and dense vegetation. Over 75,000 trek Mt. Kilimanjaro annually which is reflective of the possibility for a successful summit, the magnificent aesthetics and the thrill of the exciting routes available.
3. Toubkal, Morocco
The orange peaks of Mt. Toubkal in Morrocco are a glorious contrast to the bustle of Marakech’s markets, where routes begin. As well as enticing foot trek routes, adrenalin junkies are encouraged to undertake a mountain biking holiday to this mountain.
With tough routes to the peaks and rough terrain under wheels, this difficult but entirely possible trip is sure to thrill any participant. Cyclists will cover ascents up to 7,500 metres and so should be experienced and fit before considering this trip.
4. Tianmen Mountain, China
Locally referred to as ‘the walk of faith’ the see-through skywalk on the side of Tianmen Mountain in China is one of the most exhilarating and adrenalin inducing activities in the world.
The pathway is suspended some 4,000 feet above ground, power rock ravines and is made of glass allowing those brave enough to benefit from excellent views of the surrounding area – not for the faint of heart.
5. Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador
The volcanic mountain of Tungurahua offers adrenalin junkies one of the world’s most exhilarating paragliding experiences.
Surrounded by imposing rock faces, waterfalls and rivers, this is a stunning destination that offers an abundance of adrenalin inducing activities. Spend a day rafting followed by a trek up the volcano and a dramatic paragliding experience for a bird’s eye view or the area.
6. Keystone Canyon, Alaska
Keystone Canyon has arguably the best ice climbing potential in the whole of the United States
The frozen waterfalls of the area make for stunning scenery and enthralling routes for exploration. The destination is so popular that it plays host to an annual ice climbing festival.
7. Ben Nevis, Scotland
For adrenalin junkies looking to venture closer to home, there’s no finer choice than Scotland’s beautiful Ben Nevis. This breathtaking mountain is the highest in the UK and proves to be a hostile and difficult mountain for even highly experienced mountaineers.
Adrenalin junkies can fulfil their passions by taking a tricky route that demands climbing and scrambling or for the especially brave, try sledging on the snow peaks or being carried by the cold winds on a paraglide.
8. Zugspitze, Bavaria
If beauty, difficulty and culture are your thing, you’d be hard pushed to find a more ideal spot than Bavaria. The highest of Germany’s mountains is Zugspitze, standing at 9,717 feet.
So high and demanding is this mountain that the majority of people opt to make the ascent in a cable car. Adrenalin junkies can fulfil their need for tension by making the gruelling trek by foot – be prepared to use strength, stamina and skill!