Mountains are some of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth, with Mount Everest the tallest of them all. As long is there is man, these feats of nature will always be climbed. Mountaineering is the term for climbing these mountain, but only by using technical equipment for a climberês hands or feet. Until this point, it is just classed as rock climbing, but with mountain climbs as tall as 2,000 feet, specific mountaineering skills are needed to conquer rocky sections and steep ridges. To be a mountaineer you need the experience and technical knowhow to make it. .