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Marvellous Mountains You Can Climb In One Day

Updated at : 23 Apr, 2024

Rise To The Top

A multi-day wild camping trip or the requirement for specialized gear are not necessary for reaching the top of a mountain. You may acquire a great sense of accomplishment without spending a night in your own bed by climbing a number of mountains, peaks, and hills in less than a day. On these walks, all you'll need is an unwavering sense of resolve, lots of food and drink, and a decent pair of walking shoes.

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Take the train to Edinburgh and wind along the stony foothills of Arthur's Seat, the highest point in Scotland at almost 500 feet (150 meters). This city center climb, which rises over 825 feet (251 meters) above the Firth of Forth, is ideal for beginners. There are three paths that may get you to the peak, and the ascent takes no more than two hours, with considerably less time required on the way down. As long as it's not really windy or frigid, you may go whenever of the year.

Mount Fuji, Japan

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This 12,355-foot (3,766-meter) monolith is located around 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Tokyo. If you start at the Subaru Fifth bus stop, you may complete the ascent in as low as eight hours (return). The 11.6-mile (18.7-kilometer) Yoshida Trail may be climbed during the night, and those who are brave enough to do so will be rewarded with a unique dawn at the top of Japan's tallest peak. Climbing season runs from July to September.

Half Dome, California, USA

Climbing Half Dome will reward you with breathtaking views across the center of the American West and make the experience one you won't soon forget. However, because of how difficult the ascent is, it's not for the weak of heart. The iron wires (via ferrata) leading to the peak are what distinguish this climb; they make it possible to reach the summit even if you are not experienced at rock climbing. Just don't forget to pack a harness or travel with a knowledgeable guide.

Jebel el Kest, Morocco

At 7,740 feet (2,359 meters), the tallest peak in Morocco's Anti-Atlas area, Jebel el Kest, is a moderately challenging scramble. However, without an experienced local guide, locating the less-traveled route to the summit might be challenging. Most people begin their ascent from the town of Tagdicht, from whence it is around five miles (8 km) back. Visit in the colder months of October through November and March through April.

Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland

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Your guide will assist you in navigating the treacherous crevasses and reaching the summit. From this vantage point, you may gaze upon the second-largest active volcano in Europe, Öraefajökull, as well as the south coast of Iceland and Vatnajökull, which has been featured in two James Bond movies.

Snowdon, Wales, UK

Snowdon is a haven for inexperienced climbers. Reaching an elevation of 3,560 feet (1,085 meters), this Welsh monolith is the ideal first climb—low enough to prevent altitude sickness, yet high enough to be stunning. Six routes total, with a distance range of seven to nine miles (11-14.5 km) and an approximate round-trip time of seven hours. However, clouds can move swiftly over the peak, so late April to early September is the optimum time to climb it.

Kékes, Hungary

Kékes, the highest peak in Hungary, is 3,326 feet (1,014 meters) high. You can summit the peak in a single day because it's only 62 miles (100 kilometers) west of Budapest; thereafter, you can return to the city for a filling goulash meal. Devoted strollers can cover the distance in only a few steps by driving to the summit, or they can trek the 11 miles (17.7 km) to the top from the adjacent village of Gyöngyös.

Mulhacén, Spain


The tallest peak in Western Europe not included in the Alps is Mulhacén, the monster of the Sierra Nevada range, located in Spain. Although it's a lengthy hike at 11,413 feet (3,479 meters), it may be completed in a single day. It will take around six hours to complete the 7.5-mile (12 km) trek if you begin at the Mirador de Trevélez, which is accessible by shuttle bus during the summer.

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Mount Kosciuszko, New South Wales, Australia

Situated between Melbourne and Sydney, Australia's highest point rises to a height of 2,288 meters, or 7,310 feet. You may begin your journey to the top from either the eight-mile (13-kilometer) Thredbo ski resort or the lengthier 11.6-mile (18.7-kilometer) Charlotte Pass trailhead. Go from December to March to escape snow.

Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA

It takes a long summer day to hike this Colorado mountain, which rises to 14,114 feet (4,302 meters), but the effort is worthwhile. The most popular path, the 13-mile (21-kilometer) Barr path, may be completed in six to ten hours, with an early start advised. The good news is that a camp lies halfway up the mountain where you can take a breather and catch a shuttle bus back down.