Cotopaxi or Blencathra. What is your favourite mountain in the world?

Gave Ding
 
 
Mick Fowler – An award-winning British mountaineer and author
 
Gave Ding on the Nepal/Tibet border.” It’s my most recent Himalayan climb and is freshest in my mind. But with luck this year’s climb will replace it as my favourite in October.
 

Sam Hamer – Ambitious Rock Climber
 
Cotopaxi (5895m) in Equador. I chose this because it was quite an achievement when I was only 15 years old and I did this with the rest of my family! I was a full Hamer ascent! Its also a stunning mountain with a perfect cone shape, not technically difficult but long and committing.
 
Sam
Cotopaxi in the clear
Photo by Dave Lonsdale
 
Angelika Rainer – World Champion Ice Climber
 
Rosengarten (German for rosen garden) in South Tyrol. This is the most beautiful mountain I know, it is visible from the city of Bolzano. There is a nice legend, according to which this mountain once was a garden of roses, before it was bewitched and became stone. I loved this story as a child and when I climb this mountain a few years ago it was one of my nicest summit experiences, although the climb was easy.
 

Molly Thompson Smith – Climber and youngest member of the Berghaus team
 
Hmm I don’t have much experience with mountains… but aesthetics wise I think that Mount Huang in China is a pretty cool looking mountain! :p
 

Steve Birkinshaw – Veteran Mountain Runner
 
Blencathra in the Lake District. I can see the south face with its five ridges coming down from my house. It draws me to it and makes me want to run up it.
 
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Blencathra
Taken from Castlerigg Stone Circle
Photo by Andrew Wilkinson