- Mont Blanc
With all due respect to the beauty of the place, 2,228 meters (7,310 ft) tall Mount Kosciuszko is not quite a “mountain”. The slopes are nice and gentle and elevation is very moderate, so it is more of a “hill”. However it is a hill with opportunities! You can either have “drive-park – run up – run down – drive” approach or stretch it into a full day (or even multi-day) hike through alpine meadows. I very much advocate for the latter.
Having said that, weather is the king here. In a good summer day it is a walk in the park, while in winter snowstorm it is a survival feat. My friend, who had summited Denali and Everest, had to turn his back on Kosciuszko because of the snowstorm with zero visibility