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  • Mountain climbing during vacations

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If mountain climbing is your idea of a vacation all you need to have is to be in possession of sound health, a few bags of good-old-fashioned-raisins and peanuts and a pair of good comfortable hiking boots.

Depending on the toughness level of your climbing a mountaineering course would be advisable. Schools like the National Outdoor Leadership School in US offers courses in mountaineering. Do not forget to consult your doctors in case of health issues.

The Italian Alps and the French peak Mont Blanc are some of the introductory peaks. The Italian Alps, generally considered as the 18th century birthplace of modern mountaineering, is surrounded by some of the best trekking trails in Europe.

For the amateur climbers in US, Mount Olympus in Washington State and Mount Washington in New Hampshire are considered the best climbs their respective coasts have to offer.

For a more exotic mountaineering experience, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is accessible to amateurs. Kala Pattar in Nepal, meanwhile, offers beginners the chance to get full up-close view of Mount Everest, which is about as close as most of us will ever get.

For those of you having health problems, there are some mountains which are meant to be viewed and enjoyed from below. Peaks such as Uluru (Ayers rock), a sacred mountain for Australia’s Aboriginal people and Kailash Mountain in Tibet are some of them.

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