Mountaineering is definitely a great outdoor activity. However, it is not meant for every person. It is an activity for those who have the guts to climb to the top of the mountain. It is a sport only for those who are daring to go the top of the mountain. The most fulfilling achievement a mountain climber can make is to reach the summit of the mountain. It is, however, noting that mountaineering is not all about fun. It is a very risky sport and remains to be deadliest. Due to collapsing and other risks, many mountain climbers have lost lives as they try to climb mountains. Others have become maimed as a result of accidents. Nevertheless, don’t panic if you love mountain climbing. If you are not an ardent mountain climber, then, you should not try to climb the following dangerous mountains on the earth.
The deadliest mountain on the earth is the Mont Blank Massif. It is the tallest in the alpine range and has a height of 15,782ft. The rock slides have been causing death of climber’s year in year out. This is the mountain with the highest number of fatalities causing deaths to about 100 people per year. Since history, it has claimed lives of 6000 people. President Theodore Roosevelt climbed the mountain in 1886 which has made it very popular.
Annapurna is the second mountain on the list. It has a height of above 26,246 ft. the Nepal Annapurna is the tallest peak that attracts climbers from everywhere. Since 1950, 191 people have successfully climbed this mountain. Sixty people have since died as they tried to reach the summit of Annapurna. It is regarded as the most dangerous in all mountains with 8000-meter peaks.
Another mountain under focus is the K2 which is the seconded highest mountain on the earth. The mount is located on the Pakistan-china border and boasts of 28,251 ft. Climbing Kilimanjaro is easy but not K2. Even when you choose the easiest route, you will face ice pillars that can collapse, steep rocks and complicated glaciers. This mount seems to be biased against female climbers. Among the six female climbers that gave a trial to mount since 2003, five of them died.
Another mountain under this category is the Nanga Parbat which is known as the man eater. The mount is located in Pakistan and boasts of 26,657ft. It features an enormous ridge of ice and rock. It ranks as number nine in height in the world and has the tallest mountain face. It has claimed the lives of 31 climbers by 1953.
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