@antonroland luckily there are places where you can go and be part of a crowd, such as Everest Base Camp, or your local shopping centre on payday. There are also plenty of places where you can have a huge area to yourself. On my recent traverse from Sentinel Car Park to Cathedral Peak (more correctly defined as a bailed Drakensberg Grand Traverse), we didn’t see another person between the Chain Ladders and just north of the Ntonjelana Ridge - not even a shepherd in the distance.
If you hike at Vergelegen just north of Sani in the Southern KZN Drakensberg, aside from the staff at the offices, you probably won’t see anyone else for your entire trip.
My long-term mountain goal is Jirishanca in Peru (insanely difficult and well out of my league at this stage, google it - it looks awesome) - which has had about as many people on its summit as the moon has.