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.
Mt. Fuji, Japan
Mt. Fuji, classically flanked by sakura (cherry blossoms), is one of Japan’s most recognizable landmarks.
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.”
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.
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.
Mt. Merapi, Indonesia
The iconic dagger of the Matterhorn’s peak, including its 1,200m north face, makes it one of the Alps’ most perilous mountains.
In terms of vertical rise, Denali is taller than Everest, and its bulk is certainly greater. It’s the highest mountain in North America.
Torres del Paine, Chile
Fitz Roy’s spires appear on pretty much every Patagonian ad poster.
Mount Hood, Oregon
Another dormant (for now) volcano, Mt. Hood is one of the tallest peaks in the Cascade Range.
Western Europe’s highest attracts plenty of hikers, skiers, and mountaineers every year.
Yellow Mountain, China
Huangshan’s lumpy granite peaks and gnarled pine trees are the stuff of Zen art scrolls.
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.
Mount Everest from base camp
As seen in countless nature and mountaineering documentaries, this is the view of Everest from a base camp trek.
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.
Machapuchare, Annapurna, Nepal
The Eiger, Switzerland
The Eiger forms another great Alpine north face, and just like the Matterhorn, it has claimed its share of climbers’ lives.