By Alexander Davies, Discovery Channel
If Mt. Olympus is the provenance of the gods, then mountains like Everest and K2 are reserved for something in between them and the average human. For those who arenít professional or expert climbers, but want to feel like theyíve reached the top of the world, there are still great peaks to be conquered. These five mountains will push you to your limit without killing you, and are sure to send you home with a great story to tell.
1. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, at 19,341 feet above sea level, and the fourth highest in the world. Itís not part of a chain, but of a volcano that formed around one million years ago. To reach the summit, you donít need any special climbing skills, just to be in great shape. A climb will usually last about a week; expeditions tend to go slowly to avoid the onset of altitude sickness, the biggest challenge Kilimanjaro has to offer. The peak wonít put you at the top of the world, but the highest point in Africa isnít too shabby.