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Peak climbing

The world looks best when you're on top of it. If you're an inveterate peak-bagger, let us take you to some of the bumpiest bits of the planet, where you can spend your holiday notching up summits to add to your collection. Conquer eight mountains in a day on a classic ridge walk in the English Lake District, make inroads into the 282 Scottish Munros ("Munro-bagging" has been its own respectable discipline for over a century), or hit any combination of 46 sky-topping "4000ers" in the Adirondacks. Climbers with more technical skills can enjoy the thrill of making it up the snowy Alps which span Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland, while true mountaineers can take on the challenge of the Andes or the Himalayas. True, you may only manage one summit on a trip to the world's highest mountain ranges, but we reckon that if that if it’s Everest then it counts double…