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 Mark Whitman

Welcome to Mountain IQ, a site run by mountain enthusiasts for mountain enthusiasts. Our aim is to provide comprehensive online guides to the most popular mountain destinations around the world. We hope you enjoy browsing the site and find inspiration for your next mountain adventure.

Featured Mountain Guides

Mountain IQ is jam-packed with 100s of detailed guides to epic mountain destinations around the world. From the 7 Summits to the 8000ers, and through some of the best treks in the world, we have you covered. 

Search Guides by Continent

To help you navigate to the right information for your next adventure, we have briefly set out some of our most popular guides by continent. 




Australia & Oceania


North  America

South America

Hiking Resources

Are you planning to venture out into the mountains? To make sure you are fully prepared for what nature can throw at you, the team at Mountain IQ have put together a number of helpful resources.

Hiking Gear Lists

Adventure Travel Insurance


The risks of travelling to remote mountain destinations for a hiking or climbing expedition is manifold. 

Most standard travel insurance doesn't cut it at altitude or when undertaking adventurous activity.

Find out how to get covered in our trekking insurance guide.

Altitude Sickness


Altitude Sickness is a serious condition brought on by going to high altitude too rapidly. 

If you are planning an adventure into the mountains and are going above 3,000m I highly recommend reading our altitude sickness guide.

Outdoor Gear Reviews

outdoor gear mountain iq

The world of outdoor gear is awash with many fantastic brands and equipment offerings. Sadly, there are also a number of uninspiring and lacklustre gear companies.

To help our readers separate the wheat from the chaff, the team at Mountain IQ constantly review new offerings from outdoor gear companies.

Discover the best in class products for your next adventure.