Wouldn’t it be nice if you could look back at the end of your life and remind yourself of the time you climbed a mountain? Some of us just don’t have the skills required to climb Mount Everest and live to tell the tale, but not every peak is that tall or dangerous. These mountains are some of the most accessible in the world and can be climbed by those who have no skill but plenty of energy.
Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia
Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak on the Malaysian island of Borneo, standing at 13,435 feet tall. Despite reaching high into the sky, it is not as daunting as it might appear. The mountain is hugely popular in the region thanks to the diverse plant life that thrives there. You won’t need any equipment or climbing skills to reach the summit of Mount Kinabalu on the two-day climb that passes from rainforest to rocky peak.
Mount Fuji, Japan
This climbing destination is popular among locals, and you’ll find that as you scale it, you’re surrounded by plenty of people. It is a pilgrimage for many Japanese people. Perhaps the reason why it’s so popular is its ease to climb. Some are able to reach the top in a single day, though longer routes are available.
As you reach the top, you’ll be intrigued to find vending machines waiting for you, such is the popularity of this trek. The tricky part of this climb is the loose rock and stone that makes the descent a challenge but not impossible for your average person.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
You can combine animal spotting with one of the more challenging but still accessible mountain climbs. Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is Africa’s highest mountain at 19,340 feet, and the route takes five days to complete. Climbing Kilimanjaro is popular, but only around 75 percent of trekkers ever make it to the very top. You can still get high enough on Kilimanjaro to overlook neighboring Kenya. Lots of people combine their trek up Kilimanjaro with an African safari to add something extra to their experience.
Pikes Peak, USA
Pikes Peak in Colorado is one of the easier mountains to climb in the world. In fact, it’s so easy that you can cycle up to the top, or if you’re feeling lazy, drive! It is also one of the toughest climbing destinations in the world, but there are many different routes to the top, each representing a different challenge. Some are only for experts while others are for all abilities. It’s best to climb in the summer when the conditions are fair, and you can take advantage of the good weather at 14,000 feet. The most famous hiking trail is 13 miles and usually takes climbers two days to complete.
If you want to add climbing a mountain to your bucket list, then there are some that are doable even for a beginner climber. These mountains are some of the world’s peaks that pretty much anybody can climb.