Making it to the top of these 10 places around the world will give you some serious bragging rights.
Visitors will first have to take a 20-minute train ride to the top of Corcovado Mountain, then climb an additional 220 steps to the base of the statue.
On a climbing tour of Big Ben, you'll ascend 334 steps to the belfry where you can stand behind the clock face and see the inner workings in the mechanism room.
Climb up a corkscrew staircase with 354 small, triangular steps. From the observation level inside her crown, you'll be rewarded with 180-degree views of the Big Apple below.
Most visitors choose to take the 26-story elevator to the top. Ambitious travelers can climb 491 steps and be rewarded with views of Kings Mountain some 75 miles away.
This obelisk rises about 555 feet above the National Mall. Forgoing the elevator (which isn't allowed) would require climbing 50 landings of stairs – almost 900 steps!
Visitors to the Eiffel Tower in Paris are only allowed to climb the staircases to the second floor observation platform. To get there, you'll have to climb 674 steps!
It's 1,860 steps to the 102nd floor observatory of the Empire State Building in New York, but only 1,576 to the observatory on the 86th floor.
If you take the stairs in Chicago's Willis Tower – one of the tallest buildings in the U.S. – you'd be faced with 2,109 stairs from the base to the 103rd floor Skydeck.
It's probably a good thing that visitors aren't allowed to take the stairs in Dubai's Burj Khalifa; instead, they must ride an elevator to the 124th floor observation deck.
The Guinness Book of World Records says this is the longest staircase! It's for maintenance workers, but the steps are opened once a year for the Niesen Staircase Race.