Mountains That Pose The Most Danger To Climbers
For the thrill seekers or those who live for excitement then mountain climbing is the activity for you. The amazing thing is that each mountain presents a unique experience so far from the other. Mountains, most of the time, are known only for their height and scenic beauty. Other mountains, however, are infamously known for being so treacherous. Have in mind the steep slopes and extreme weather can claim a life in a matter of seconds if extreme caution is not observed.
Mount Blanc Massif of the alpine ranges ranks highest as the most dangerous mountain because of rock slides and sleep slopes as you go high in altitude. At one hundred deaths per year, it ranks highest as the most dangerous. The highest death rate ever recorded is that of Mount Blanc Massif.
Mount Annapurna which is located in Nepal has been very hazardous to those who have climbed it. The mere fact that in Nepal this is the most dangerous mountain given that Nepal has many other dangerous mountains. With a height of over 26,000 feet, Annapurna is quite tall. Several climbers have lost their lives in an attempt to reach the summit. It 41% death rate makes it the second most dangerous in the world.
As part of the Himalayas, the K2 Mountain is a force to reckon with. 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. Other than the two women, the rest have perished in their quest.
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. 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’s icy avalanches have been the cause of many lost lives. As the years go by, it continues to be the reason for the deaths of many climbers.
If you ever have an opportunity to climb these mountains then be very careful and observe any safety precaution to avoid being hurt on these mountains.