There's an incredible feeling of accomplishment at the top of a mountain. A rush of endorphins from achieving a task that pushes you physically and mentally.
As we look around out of plane windows, car windows, and as we walk through fields, our eyes get drawn to mountains.
They stand proud amongst the rest of the landscape, and walking up them can seem daunting.
Once you choose to climb a mountain, during a challenge of walking up them you'll probably have demons telling you to stop and to quit. If though you push through and complete your climb then the achievement is incredibly rewarding.
Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the world's highest freestanding mountain and Africa's highest mountain. The iconic summit is snow capped year round which leaves an incredible contrast to the savannah below.
This 15-day adventure has it all. The seven day climb, as well as five days in Serengeti in a remote village with the Maasai. This tour really can be life changing.
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This is an iconic tour and if you can also tie in a trip to Serengeti then you are both completing an incredible challenge, and also seeing some of the most incredible examples of wildlife and nature in the world. They also offer alternative tour packages to suit you.Book Now
Have you thought about raising money for charity for your climb? People have managed to raise millions for worthwhile causes from challenges such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Elevation: 5,895m (19,341 ft)
Seasons: January to March and June to October
Average time to summit: 7-9 days
Something that not many people say they have done, you can walk on a Glacier in some of the most spectacular places in the world.
New Zealand has thousands of miles of untouched natural scenery. With mountains, fjords, beaches and glaciers spread across 600 different islands, there’s enough to do in New Zealand to fuel a lifetime of travel.
Snowmobiles are like winter quad bikes, and they’re great fun to ride! You can soar across snow that you'd otherwise just sink into, and add a touch of adventure to your sightseeing.