The Most Glamorous Mountains on Earth


Perpetually clad in snow and ice, Denali is the highest peak in Alaska and all of North America. Rising about 18,000 feet from its base to its summit, it's taller than Mt. Everest when measured from base to peak.


The world s second-highest mountain, K2, is renowned for its spectacular appearance and extreme difficulty. Located in Pakistan, it is visible from many miles away and is one of the most dangerous mountains to climb.

The Matterhorn

Located on the Swiss-Italian border, the Matterhorn is one of Europe s highest peaks. Its fame comes from its iconic, pyramid-shaped appearance, with four sheer sides rising to a pointed summit.


Africa s highest peak, Kilimanjaro, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It dominates the plains with its snow-capped summit and glacier, despite being close to the Equator.

Ama Dablam

Known as the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas," Nepal s Ama Dablam is famed for its stunning appearance rather than its height. Its nickname reflects its similarity to the iconic Swiss peak.


Also known as Rainbow Mountain, this Peruvian peak is notable for its colorful striping. At 17,100 feet, it s a breathtaking sight despite not being the highest in the Andes.

Mt. Cook

Also called Aoraki, Mt. Cook is New Zealand s highest peak. Found in the Southern Alps, it is heavily glaciated and snow-covered, presenting a significant challenge for climbers.

Cerro Torre

Located in Argentina s Patagonia, Cerro Torre is one of the most striking mountains despite its modest height. Its challenging terrain and harsh weather make it one of the hardest mountains to climb.