Mountaineering is definitely a great outdoor activity. However, it is not meant for every person. It is a sport meant only for those who have the confidence to go to the peak of the mountain. Only those who have the confidence to go those peaks can participate in this fun activity. 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 is a very risky sport and remains to be deadliest. As they try to climb mountains, many people have lost their lives due to collapsing and such other risks. Various accidents have made others maimed. Nevertheless, don’t panic if you love mountain climbing. You should not try climbing one of the dangerous mountains on the earth if you are not an ardent mountain climber.
Mont blank Massif is the world’s deadliest mountain. It is the tallest in the alpine range and has a height of 15,782ft. Year in year out, climbers have been dying due to rocks slides and steep rocks. It’s the fatality rate is the highest going to 100 people per year mark. It has a record of over 6000 dead climbers. President Theodore Roosevelt climbed the mountain in 1886 which has made it very popular.
The second dangerous mountain on the earth is the Annapurna. The height of the mountain is 26,246 ft. the Nepal Annapurna is the tallest peak that attracts climbers from everywhere. Since 1950, 191 people have successfully climbed this mountain. Sixty people have since died as they tried to reach the summit of Annapurna. It is regarded as the most dangerous in all mountains with 8000-meter peaks.
Another mount under focus is the K2 which is the second highest in the world. Its location is on the border of Pakistan and China and has height of 28,251 ft. It is comparatively easier to climb Kilimanjaro than to climb 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 six climbers that tried to climb this mountain since 2003, five of the women 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. The mountain features an enormous range of ice and rock. It ranks as number nine in height in the world and has the tallest mountain face. By 1953, 31 climbers have been claimed on this mountain.