First accomplished by Richard Bass on April 30, 1985, reaching the top of all seven of the highest peaks on each continent has become a favorite goal for mountaineering enthusiasts. These summits range from the well-known and challenging Mt. Everest in Asia at 29,029 feet above sea level, all the way to the relatively simple and lowest of these peaks, Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia at a mere 7,310 feet. With this wide range of heights and levels of difficulty, there's a pinnacle that's sure to fit your overall hiking style.
For example, if you're the kind of hiker who enjoys a challenge, but you'd prefer to stay relatively close to home on more familiar terrain, Denali should fit you nicely. The tallest peak in North America would require that you come prepared, packing all the safety essentials that would be necessary. You'll also have to be in pretty great shape, which would suggest that you enjoy taking on the trails rated on the more difficult side of the scale.
On the other hand, maybe you prefer to keep things a lot more mellow. If you love to hike in big groups and you prefer to walk trails that are more moderate but still lead to spectacular sights along the way, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa should be an excellent fit for you.
Lace up your boots and let's hit the trail. We're about to find out what view from the top fits you just right.