Shots of 17 mountains around the world whose faces are as household as their names.

Ama Dablam, Nepal

At 6,812 meters (22,349 ft), Ama Dablam is a popular Himalayan expedition peak that's said to be a more difficult climb than Everest. Photo: stevehicks


Mt. Fuji, Japan

Mt. Fuji, classically flanked by sakura (cherry blossoms), is one of Japan's most recognizable landmarks. Photo: skyseeker


Huayna Potosí­, Bolivia

Rising to the northwest of La Paz/El Alto, the jagged glacial ridges draw the title of "easiest 6,000er in the world." Photo: a song under the sugar sugar


Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kili, an inactive volcano, towers over the Tanzanian plains and, at 5,895 meters (19,341 ft), is Africa's tallest peak. Photo: meaduva


Half Dome, Yosemite

The Merced River carved out Yosemite Valley, sculpting what today is one of the main attractions of Yosemite National Park -- Half Dome. Photo: Mel B.


Mt. Merapi, Indonesia

Located near the ruins of Borobudur in central Java, this volcano is very active. Would You Live Here? Photo: TRENDscout_


Matterhorn, Switzerland

The iconic dagger of the Matterhorn's peak, including its 1,200m north face, makes it one of the Alps' most perilous mountains. Photo: g.naharro


Denali, Alaska

In terms of vertical rise, Denali is taller than Everest, and its bulk is certainly greater. It's the highest mountain in North America. Photo: Unhindered by Talent


Torres del Paine, Chile

Fitz Roy's spires appear on pretty much every Patagonian ad poster. Photo: alextorrenegra


Mount Hood, Oregon

Another dormant (for now) volcano, Mt. Hood is one of the tallest peaks in the Cascade Range. Photo: Misserion


Mont Blanc

Western Europe's highest attracts plenty of hikers, skiers, and mountaineers every year. Photo: merlune


Yellow Mountain, China

Huangshan's lumpy granite peaks and gnarled pine trees are the stuff of Zen art scrolls. Photo:


Huayna Picchu

Even if it weren't fronted by the ruins of Machu Picchu, the razor-like ridge of Wayna Picchu would be easy to pick out from the surrounding tropical peaks of Andean Peru. Photo: Alex E. Proimos


Mount Everest from base camp

As seen in countless nature and mountaineering documentaries, this is the view of Everest from a base camp trek. Photo: Ryan Kilpatrick


Nevado Sajama, Bolivia

Sajama's fat triangle is the tallest peak in Bolivia, and its summit was the site of the highest soccer match ever played. Photo: ch images


Machapuchare, Annapurna, Nepal

Known also as "Fish's Tail" and the "Matterhorn of Nepal," Machapuchare is considered sacred and is off-limits to climbers, but you can get a great view while Trekking the Annapurna Sanctuary. Photo: baswallet


The Eiger, Switzerland

The Eiger forms another great Alpine north face, and just like the Matterhorn, it has claimed its share of climbers' lives. Photo: Rashley