There’s a long list of places I want to go for a climb that includes the Andes in Peru and Costa Blanca in Spain. It would be fair to say that I’d probably not be able to see every single one of them much less discover new heights that I still don’t know about. But the idea that there are still many left for me to explore only deepens my desire to conquer as many as I can. Here are some of the climbing destinations that are on top of my travel list:
Banff National Park, Canada
Banff National Park in Canada is one of the world’s most beautiful places to go for a climb. The place lures not just adventure seekers looking for more climbing routes. It’s also a perfect getaway for anyone who’s looking for the most scenic spots imaginable. I’ve seen photos some of my friends brought back from their mountaineering and rock climbing adventures in the area. Each provided a glimpse of the scenic landscape’s splendor. I can’t wait to explore some of the alpine, iced, and rock climbing routes amidst a backdrop of incredible scenery.
Climbing the peak of Africa’s tallest mountains is right on top of my must-do list. Located at the northern part of Tanzania, Mt. Kilimanjaro draws thousands of climbers every year. Reaching the peak is not easy feat. Many fail at the attempt. But the trek to the summit is just part of its appeal. It is said that the unbelievable scenery throughout the journey makes every step to this spectacular part of Africa an unforgettable and worthwhile experience.
Mount Everest, Nepal
Climbing Mount Everest has always been risky. The earthquake in Nepal in 2015 further underscored the dangers climbers face. If you ask me why I’d still want to climb it despite the risks, I’d probably answer as George Mallory did — “Because it’s there.” Mount Everest represents a seemingly insurmountable challenge given my current level of skill and experience. It’s something I want to experience for myself – to discover how far I can push myself and what personal limits I can smash through in the process.