We ascend the 7 most beautiful mountains in the world

It is very difficult to make a list that groups the most beautiful mountains in the world ... because they all have something special! Each continent and each country has its own, more or less high, but we have made the effort to offer you a list of those that you should visit at least once in your life.

Which are the most beautiful mountains?

Its beauty attracts climbers, photographers, travelers and conquerors. They are beautiful for staying strong and intact after centuries and centuries.They are amazing for giving us landscapes and panoramic views impossible to imagine. Here are the most beautiful mountains in the world:

1. El Capitan and Half Dome, United States

Half Dome - Stephen Moehle

It is located in the Yosemite Valley, in the Sierra Nevada de California, west of the country. It is the destination chosen by lovers of climbing on American lands. Different routes have been opened on this mountain, some of which run between 900 meter high cliffs.

The Captain receives thousands of visitors a year, attracted by its granite walls between meadows, forests and waterfalls. The first time they climbed it, in 1958, it took 47 days to complete the crossing.

2. K2, Pakistan

K2 - Patrick Poendl

It is not only one of the most beautiful mountains, but also one of the highest in the world. Perhaps it does not have a very romantic or adventurous name, however it occupies a privileged place among professional climbers (even as a prelude to climb Everest).

This queen of the mountains has more than 8600 meters and dominates the Karakorum glacier valley in Pakistan. The nearby settlers know it as "Chogori" which means "Monte Grande". The top was conquered for the first time in 1954 and the second 20 years later.

3. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro - PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek

It is an isolated volcano that seems to be floating between plains. It is one of the typical images of the African savannah. With pointed ridges and vertical walls of hundreds of meters, Kilimanjaro is one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

In addition to being the highest point on the continent, It is characterized by keeping the summit (almost 6000 meters) always snowy. To climb you must cross forests, moors and rock deserts.

4. Fitz Roy, Argentina

Mount Fitz Roy - Samuel Kochhan

Next to Cerro Torre are two of the most beautiful mountains in South America. With heights around 3000 meters are difficult to climb due to weather conditions. For example, 40-day storms can be unleashed, including winds, snow and clouds. They are also in an inhospitable place.

Fitz Roy owes his name to the Beagle captain, the ship that took Darwin all over the world, although the sailor never saw "his" mountain. Cerro Torre is only 5 kilometers away, once a glacier is crossed.

5. Machapucharé, Nepal

Machapuchare - MOROZ NATALIYA

We return to the lands of the giant mountains and this one in particular because it is one of the most beautiful that exists. It is almost 7000 meters high and climbing it in its entirety is one of the dreams of climbers who want to make history in the Himalayas.

The inhabitants of the area consider it sacred and, if we add to that the adverse weather conditions, the consequence is the prohibition of ascending to this mountain since 1964 by the Nepalese government.

6. Alpamayo, Peru

Monte Alpamayo - Galyna Andrushko

It belongs to the Andes Mountains and has “two faces”. If observed from the west it resembles a pyramid with three ridges and a pointed top. But if you look at it from the south, it has a trapezoidal shape, including a wall not suitable for fears that has several “stripes”, as if a giant cat had used it to sharpen its nails.

The mountain has more than 6000 meters and its name means "Mount of the Earth" in aboriginal language. The first time it reached the top was in 1957.

7. Matterhorn, Switzerland and Italy

Matterhorn - Jaro68

To finish with this list of the most beautiful mountains we go to the most famous of the Alps. Majestic, pure and beautiful wherever you look at it, the Matterhorn allows us to enjoy stunning sunrises and sunsets.

It was conquered for the first time in 1865 by an Englishman named Edward Whymper. Since then different routes have been opened and in summer they are somewhat crowded.

Video: Why K2 is a harder climb than Mt. Everest (October 2019).