Mountaineering has remained to be one of the outdoor fun activities. However, it is not meant for every person. It is an activity for those who have the guts to climb to the top of the mountain. It is for those who have the courage to go to that extent. 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 one of the riskiest sports and deadliest ones. 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. 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.
Mont blank massif remains to be the deadliest mountain on the earth. It boasts of 15782 ft and is the tallest on the alpine range. 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. President Theodore Roosevelt climbed the mountain in 1886 which has made it very popular.
The second dangerous mountain on the earth is the Annapurna. It has a height of above 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 referred as the most dangerous mount for those with 8000 meters peak.
K2 is another mountain under focus and is the second tallest mount on the earth. The mount is located on the Pakistan-china border and boasts of 28,251 ft. It is easier to climb Kilimanjaro but not K2. Even when you choose the easiest route, you will face ice pillars that can collapse, steep rocks and complicated glaciers. The mount has a bad reputation for women climbers. Six women had tried to climb the mountain and five of them died since year 2003.
There is the Nanga Parbat which has bad name of the man eater. The mount is located in Pakistan and boasts of 26,657ft. The mountain features an enormous range of ice and rock. It is the ninth tallest mountain in the world and has the tallest mountain face. By 1953, 31 climbers have been claimed on this mountain.