There are different hobbies that people enjoy during their free time. Trekking, going out for a trip to some picturesque place, hiking, etc. are some of my favorite. Climbing mountains is also enjoyable, and something that takes a lot of practice on smaller hills and mountains.
Once you are ready to take your mountain climbing to the next level, there are a number of world famous beautiful mountains to which people go for climbing. Let us see some important mountains and how the people prepare for them.
Mountain Kilimanjaro of Kenya
Kilimanjaro is Africa’s world famous mountain. Any tourist who visits Kenya should never forget to visit this mountain. The specialty of Kilimanjaro Mountain is that before you see the actual sunrise, you will see two false dawns. False dawn means the twilight that you see before actual sunrise. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful sights to see. The height of this mountain is 5895 m. at a distance; its summit looks milky white because of the deposition of ice. It is really a sight to see.
Mount Kilimanjaro is actually a combination of three distinct volcanic cones. They are Kibo (5895 m), Mawenzi (5149 m), and Shira (3962 m). Among these, Kibo is in dormant state now and could erupt at any time in future, whereas the other two are already extinct. The last time Kibo burst out was probably about 150,000-200,000 years ago. Even though there are chances that it can erupt at any time in future, at present it is quite safe to climb it. So if you go to Kenya, don’t forget to climb it.
Himalayas of Asia
Himalayas is the tallest mountain range in the world, which has a number of tall mountains which are above 8000 m in their height, including Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. There are more than a hundred mountains which exceed 7200 in height. So if ever you want to have a mountain climbing adventure in your holidays, don’t forget to visit this mountain range. The significance of Himalayas can be understood from the fact that the highest mountain peak outside Asia, the Aconcagua of Andes, is just 6961 m.
The name ‘HIMALAYA’ cane from the fact that this mountain range is covered by ice all the time. The Sanskrit word for ice is Hima. Three important rivers, namely Ganga (Ganges), Sindhu (Indus) and Brahmaputra have their origin in Himalayas. They are the perennial rivers which feed the majority of north Indian regions. The mountain range spreads through five countries namely Bhutan, Nepal, India, China and Pakistan. A climbing of the mountains of Himalayas would be a great experience to remember in your life.
While going out mountain climbing, you have to keep a few things in your mind. That is as you increase in elevation, the availability of oxygen decreases. So it is very difficult to breathe. You may need to carry oxygen cylinders along with you. If you are suffering from diseases like asthma, heart disease, breathing problems etc, it is better to avoid climbing too high. But, if you are still interested, go to a doctor and get his advice before climbing. If you take all the necessary precautions, mountain climbing will be a very happy experience for you.