Height: 10,958 feet
Challenges: Volcanic fumes
Relative Difficulty:
Fissures and vents in this active volcano’s façade release drifting clouds of noxious gases, along with ash and lava—especially at low altitude—which present some risk to climbers. That being said, the peak (which occasionally shifts from volcanic activity), is well within most day hikers’ reach. Much like the olives and grapes that blossom from its rich volcanic soil, this Mediterranean mountain is well worth the hassle.