On Top of the World: The Most Recognized Mountains

A distant mountaintop can evoke deep feelings in so many people. If you’ve grown up around mountains, you probably feel at home and safe surrounded by nearby peaks. For many people, regardless of whether or not they grew up around them, mountains evoke a sense of exhilaration.

If you’re looking for your next adventure, take a look at some of the mountains on this list. They’re the most recognized mountains in the world, and have inspired humans to climb their heights for centuries. Which one will you visit next?

Mount Fuji

Mt. Fuji is one of the world’s most famous mountains, and for good reason. It’s located just over 60 miles from Tokyo, which means that it’s easily accessible for both city dwellers and tourists. Mt. Fuji’s profile is an almost-perfect peak, which makes it not only photogenic, but a perfect backdrop for other classic Japanese symbols, like bright red pagodas or pink cherry blossoms.

It’s not a terribly difficult climb, especially in the summer when there are waystations open for climbers to stay overnight. What some people don’t realize about Mt. Fuji is that it’s actually a volcano, although there hasn’t been an eruption since 1707.

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