Mountaineering is considered as one of the funniest outdoor activities. 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 highest achievement that a climber will ever have. It is, however, noting 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. Others have become maimed as a result of accidents. This should not make you fear if you truly love mountain climbing. 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. 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. 6000 people have since died as they climb this mountain. Thanks to the success of President Theodore Roosevelt who climbed it in 1886, the mountain is very popular.
The second mountain on the list is the Annapurna. It boasts a height of 26,246 ft. The tallest peak is the Nepal Annapurna that attracts climbers from all over the world. 191 people have successfully climbed this mountain since 1950. As climbers try to reach the summit of Annapurna, 60 people have since died. For mountains with 8000 meters peak, it is considered as the most dangerous.
K2 is another mountain under focus and is the second tallest mount on the earth. It is located in the border of Pakistan and China with a height of 28251 ft. It is easier to climb Kilimanjaro but not 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. The mount has a bad reputation for women climbers. Among six climbers that tried to climb this mountain since 2003, five of the women died.
Nanga Parbat is another mountain in this category and is known as 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 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.