What You Need To Know About Climbing Dangerous Mountains
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. Mountains, most of the time, are known only for their height and scenic beauty. Other mountains, however, are infamously known for being so treacherous. 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. It has claimed the most lives at about one hundred deaths per year. This is the highest mortality rate ever recorded.
Annapurna that is found in Nepal is also a dangerous mountain. 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. Many climbers died in an effort to reach the highest peak. It the second most dangerous mountain because it has a death rate of 41%.
The K2 Mountain in China is another mountain that is part of the Himalayas is quite dangerous. Very few climbers have been able to come to the summit given that the Himalayas can be extremely cold added to the fact that the mountain is full of unstable ice pillars, glaciers, and steep climbs. So far only two women have managed to reach the summit within a span of 18 years with the last one having climbed in 2004 which is astonishing seeing that other women have climbed tall mountains like Kilimanjaro . All the other women who made attempts to climb this mountain died.
Nanga Parbat is also one among the most dangerous mountain in the world. 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’s icy avalanches have been the cause of many lost lives. 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.