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8. Fox Glacier - New Zealand

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The Fox Glacier is located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. (Wikimedia/Mjobling)

Fox Glacier is unique not only because of its accessibility, but also because it ends all the way in a temperate rainforest, less than 1,000 feet above sea level. Fox is the largest of the West Coast glaciers in New Zealand, with a height over 10,000 feet at its peak. The glacier is fed by snow and has been in a retreating phase since 2009. Because it's so easily accessible, the glacier is popular with tourists of all fitness levels, but there have been concerns in the past that people will be killed by chunks of ice falling from the glacier.

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9. Choquequirao - Peru

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Choquequirao, a ruined Inca city, located in south Peru. (Wikimedia/Harley Calvert)

Known as the "Cradle of Gold," the hike to reach Choquequirao is a more rugged path than the one leading to an ancient city filled with architecture that's similar to the style of Machu Picchu. Located in the Salkantay Mountain Range, the carvings of llamas that were cut into the terraces are among the most impressive relics of these ruins. Because it's less well-known than Machu Picchu, visitors can expect to tour Choquequirao without being jostled by hundreds of other tourists. But that might not be the case for long, since the Peruvian government has decided to fund the construction of a cable car that will shuttle travelers up to the ruins.

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10. Simien Mountains - Ethiopia

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The Semien Mountains in northern Ethiopia. (Wikimedia/Andro96)

Although not as tall as Mount Kilimanjaro, the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia are breathtaking cliffs made of valleys and rising pinnacles that were created by erosion. The mountains are hugely important because of the species that live there, the Walia ibex, which is found nowhere else in the world, and the Ethiopian wolf and Gelada baboon. Despite its status as a World Heritage Site, the Simien Mountains are at risk from human settlement, road construction and agriculture. For tourists hoping to leave as little impact as possible and take in the view from the top of the cliffs - which has been compared to the view offered by the Grand Canyon - it's helpful to go with a tour group.

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11. Seoraksan - South Korea

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Seoraksan mountain located in eastern South Korea. (Wikimedia/Juliana Ng)

Designated as a national park in 1970, Seoraksanhas a total of 30 peaks and over 2,000 animal species. The park covers four cities and is filled with valleys, streams and waterfalls. Visitors to the area can embark on numerous hikes, from visiting the Baekamsa Temple to the Biseondae (the platform for flying immortal spirit).

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12. Castle Rock - Antarctica

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Castle Rock in Antarctica. (National Science Foundation)

Though it may be smaller than most of the other mountain peaks listed here, the 1,360-foot Castle Rock is a stark peak in the Antarctic landscape. It's all the more amazing because few people have the opportunity to come to Antarctica, let alone hike out to Castle Rock. For those who do make the hike, most leave from McMurdo Station, a U.S. research center on the tip of Ross Island. Dispatches from Polar Scientists, climbers hike four miles out to the craggy surface and can then scale the rock face using prepositioned ropes. Also located along most of the trails around Ross Island are red emergency shelters filled with sleeping bags and emergency food in case hikers get caught in bad weather.

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13. Scottish Highlands

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The historic Scottish Highlands region is seen in this photo. (Flickr/aaranged)

Stretching across the northern portion of Scotland, the Highlands include numerous National Parks and beautiful, craggy scenery. The region includes the United Kingdom's highest peaks, including Ben Nevis (4,000 feet) and other peaks in the Cairngorms. One of the best places to visit for dizzying views is the Isle of Skye, where hikers of all ages can climb up and down the Cuillin mountains. Other sites hikers might want to visit include the Grahams and the Southern Uplands of Scotland.

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I climb mountains at a mountain range that I live on on weekends but you don't need ropes or anything or have to camp half way because the mountains are so big. I am no cliffhanger. I would not like to go anywhere near any of these. My mountain range is called The Black Range. Its just right.

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