Mountaineering has remained to be one of the outdoor fun activities. It is however not an activity that is for all people. It is only for those who are determined to go to the top of the mountains. It is a sport only for those who are daring to go the top of the mountain. Reaching the summit of the mountain is the most fulfilling thing that a mountaineer can achieve. It should however not be lost to you that mountaineering is not all about fun. It features as a very risky sport and deadliest of all. As they try to climb mountains, many people have lost their lives due to collapsing and such other risks. Others have become maimed as a result of accidents. If you truly love mountain climbing, you don’t have a reason to fear nevertheless. 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. It’s the fatality rate is the highest going to 100 people per year mark. It has a record of over 6000 dead climbers. It is very popular since president Theodore Roosevelt reached its top in 1886.
The second dangerous mountain on the earth is the Annapurna. It boasts a height of 26,246 ft. Climbers from everywhere are attracted by the Nepal Annapurna which is the tallest peak. Since 1950, the mountain has been climbed successfully by 191 climbers. As climbers try to reach the summit of Annapurna, 60 people have since died. It is regarded as the most dangerous in all mountains with 8000-meter peaks.
K2 is another mountain under focus and is the second tallest mount on the earth. Its location is on the border of Pakistan and China and has height of 28,251 ft. It is easier to climb Kilimanjaro but not K2. Even if you choose the easiest route, you will face challenges such as the ice pillars that are prone to collapse. Step 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.
There is the Nanga Parbat which has bad name of the man eater. It has a height of 26657 ft and located in Pakistan. It features an enormous ridge of ice and rock. It ranks as the number nine is height in the world and has the tallest mountain face. It has claimed the lives of 31 climbers by 1953.