Climb, walk or ride up a mountain for a more spiritual view of the world, for raw geology, hidden valleys, swirling clouds and snow-clad peaks. There is no feeling like being on top of the world and being able to survey it all.
You don't need to be a rock-climber to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the world's best mountainous terrain. There are many accessible mountain regions to walk around or trek through - there are numerous trekking operators or mountain holiday companies to choose from.
But the best way to really experience a mountain is to conquer it! You don’t have to aim too high, like Everest or K2. You can summit (a technical mountain climbers term) Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia and one of the 7 Summits, in a few hours, or Ben Nevis, the largest on the British mainland, in a few more. The classic amateurs 'climb' is Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - with no mountaineering experience required, you can trek to the highest point in africa is just three days.