10 Ideas for Overseas Adventure Travel

Mountain Climbing

When traveling overseas, you might as well go big and see the most remote parts of that country -- and if you're experienced, you can climb its mountains. Check with the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA) for information on specific mountains in different parts of the world, and what special gear or rules you may have to follow, including pre-climb paperwork. The UIAA sponsors climbing camps, particularly for young people, so you can sync up your trip with an expedition to scale foreign mountains with local hosts, as well as learn about pre-climb checklists. Do some research before you leave to make sure you match a peak with your particular skill and experience level in terms of difficulty and altitude.