Forget about Mt. Everest for now and check out these ten most spectacular mountains in the world. We’re not saying Mt. Everest isn’t, but with so many peaks to choose from, why would you want to limit it to the most famous? Without a doubt, The Matterhorn is among the most recognizable peaks in the world. It’s ultra-sharp profile complete with chiseled ridges make it look more like a gigantic stepped pyramid. It’s your stairway to heaven, so to speak.