Mountains That Pose The Most Danger To Climbers
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. However, some of them offer danger like no other. With many lives having been lost to the dangerous slopes and unforgiving weather, there is, even more, reason why as you seek pleasure, that you be cautious as well.
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. The one hundred deaths per year death rate makes it the most hazardous. This is the highest mortality rate ever recorded.
Mount Annapurna which is located in Nepal has been very hazardous to those who have climbed it. Nepal is a very mountainous country so for this particular mountain to stand out as the most dangerous in the country says a lot. 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.
Mount K2 in China remains to be the most challenging mountain to climb. As a climber you have odds such as the extreme cold weather of the Himalayan region working against you coupled with the difficult glaciers, unstable ice pillars and very steep climbs it is no wonder very few people have reached the summit. 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. Other than the two women, the rest have perished in their quest.
Nanga Parbat in Pakistan is a dangerous mountain in its right. It has dangerous features like the steep slopes and ice ridge that serves as an obstacle to climbers. In 1953, after several climbers had attempted, the first person reached the peak. The fifth mountain the list of the most dangerous mountains in the world is Kanchenjunga, located in India’s and Nepal’s border. 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 roll by it continues to claim the lives of unsuspecting climbers.
Be very cautious as you climb any of these mountains so that you do not lose your life or get hurt when you can avoid it by following all the safety precaution and preparing adequately.