When travelers think of massive rock formations of the Australian Outback, usually Ayers Rock comes to mind. It’s a big monolith, for sure. For the sage traveler, there is Mount Augustus, which has seen less hype, but which provides those who attempt its class 4 and 5 climbs with a greater sense of accomplishment due to it being more than double the size of Ayers. Touted by Western Australia tourism as the largest rock formation on Earth, the biggest problem is getting to it; it’s located 850 km (528 miles) north of Perth, the nearest large city, and you’ll be covering long sections of gravel road. There are accommodations nearby and a restaurant that opens during peak season, but be sure to come prepared to battle the desert heat for what amounts to a half to full day of hiking. For anyone seeking out a distant part of the world to conquer, a place reputed as having the largest rock formation around is a good choice.