Mountaineering has remained to be one of the outdoor fun activities. However, it is not meant for every person. It is only for those who are determined to go to the top of the mountains. It is for those who have the courage to go to that extent. Reaching the summit of the mountain is the highest achievement that a climber will ever have. It is worth reminding you that climbing mountains is not a matter of unlimited fun. It features as a very risky sport and deadliest of all. Many people have tried to climb different mountains on the earth and have died due to collapse and 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.
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. Steep rocks and rock slides have been claiming lives of climbers every year. It is the mountain with the highest number of fatalities with an average of 100 climbers per year. 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 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. 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. It is located in the border of Pakistan and China with a height of 28251 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 mountain has earned a bad reputation 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. The mount is located in Pakistan and has a height of 26657ft. It features an enormous ridge 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.