Mt Maculot is one the of the most popular (and arguably the most scenic) mountain in the Batangas south of Manila, in the Philippines. The reward for a steep and tough climb is a spectacular view over Taal Lake and its volcanic island.
A tough overnight walk through the jungle to the peak of Mount Trusmadi (2,642m) in Borneo, the second-highest mountain in Malaysia, via the Mannan Trail from Sinua. One of the best challenging walks you can do!
The Naukluft Olive Trail is a challenging circular walk that starts with sweeping views from a high ridge before following a riverbed down through a narrow gorge back to the start.
Mount Nantai (2,486m asl) is a sacred mountain which rises above Lake Chuzenji in Nikko, accessed via a steep climb. Great views from the summit.
A steep climb to the Sukkertoppen peak (456m above sea level) rewards with 360-degree views over the fjord and surrounding mountains.
Barn Bluff is a less-busy alternative to Cradle Mountain, with equally impressive views and a slightly harder scramble to the top.