Mountains of the World Photo Gallery

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Each year about ten thousand of Mount Rainier's two million annual visitors attempt to climb to the mountain's summit. About fifty percent succeed.  
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Until Meiji Restoration in the 1860s, women were not permitted to climb Mount Fuji for fear that their presence would anger the Shinto goddess of the mountain.  
Credit: Corel 
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Climbers constantly try to achieve new records on Mount Everest by inventing new ways of reaching the summit—sans oxygen, solo, on skis, and by paraplane are just a few of the ways.  
Credit: Abrahm Lustgarten 
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Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain at 19,340 feet, offers views of Africa's diverse vegetation ranging from farmland to rainforest to alpine meadows.  
Credit: Corel 
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On Alaska's Mount McKinley—the highest peak in North America—Everest's coldest recorded temperature of 17 degrees below zero would be considered a warm night in May or June.  
Credit: PhotoDisc 
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In 1865, Edward Whymper became the first climber to conquer the Matterhorn. At 14,688 feet, the mountain's striking pyramidical peak stands out among the Alps.  
Credit: Weststock 
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Argentina is home to the tallest mountain outside of Asia. The 22,834-foot Mount Aconcagua rises majestically from the Andes mountain range.  
 
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