The Most Treacherous Mountains In The World

If you are the kind that thrives in extremely dangerous yet exciting activities then mountain climbing is for you. With mountains being so different, then it is no surprise that each climbing experience should be so different from the other. A majority of the mountains are famous for their beauty and altitude. Other mountains, however, are infamously known for being so treacherous. Even as you set out to conquer these mountains have in mind that the weather as you go high in altitude can be hazardous and the slopes, a cause of concern.

The Alpine ranges have Mount Blanc Massif as the tallest mountain, and it has been named the most dangerous because it experiences frequent rock slides and its high altitude makes any fall fatal. It has claimed the most lives at about one hundred deaths per year. The highest death rate ever recorded is that of Mount Blanc Massif.

Annapurna that is found in Nepal is also a dangerous mountain. It is of significance when this mountain is labeled the most dangerous in a country full of dangerous mountains. With over 26,000 feet thousand as its altitude, is very tall. So many climbers have fallen to their deaths as they tried to reach the peak. And with a mortality rate as high as 41% it ranks second in the world as a dangerous mountain.

The K2 Mountain in China is another mountain that is part of the Himalayas is quite dangerous. It is not a surprise to find very few climbers who have made it to the peak seeing that the mountain has steep climbs, unstable ice pillars and steep slopes that make the climb a hazard. Up to 2004, only two women had been able to climb this mountain with 18 years between the climbs, which is startling when compared to those who have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. No other woman who tried to climb this mountain, has lived to tell their story.

Nanga Parbat is also one among the most dangerous mountain in the world. With its characteristic steep slopes and an icy ridge it is no surprise many perish on its slopes. The first man to ever reach the summit did so in 1953. Kanchenjunga is the is the fifth most dangerous mountain and is found at the border of Nepal and India. It’s deceiving beauty can cause many to climb it unaware of the danger that lurks within. It has caused the death of so many people through icy avalanches. As the years progress it has not stopped causing deaths.

The next time you get a chance to climb these mountains, follow safety protocol and make sure you are thoroughly prepared for the climb to avoid being another person that has lost their life or has been injured to these treacherous heights when it can be prevented.

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