For the thrill seekers or those who live for excitement then mountain climbing is the activity for you. No mountain climbing experience is similar to the other each is very different from the other. A majority of the mountains are famous for their beauty and altitude. Other mountains, however, are infamously known for being so treacherous. Even as you set out to conquer these mountains have in mind that the weather as you go high in altitude can be hazardous and the slopes, a cause of concern.
Mount Blanc Massif is a perilous mountain because it has frequent rock slides and a very high altitude. At one hundred deaths per year, it ranks highest as the most dangerous. The highest death rate ever recorded is that of Mount Blanc Massif.
Mount Annapurna which is located in Nepal has been very hazardous to those who have climbed it. Nepal is a very mountainous country so for this particular mountain to stand out as the most dangerous in the country says a lot. With a height of over 26,000 feet, Annapurna is quite tall. Several climbers have lost their lives in an attempt to reach the summit. And with a mortality rate as high as 41% it ranks second in the world as a dangerous mountain.
As part of the Himalayas, the K2 Mountain is a force to reckon with. As a climber you have odds such as the extreme cold weather of the Himalayan region working against you coupled with the difficult glaciers, unstable ice pillars and very steep climbs it is no wonder very few people have reached the summit. 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 . Other than the two women, the rest have perished in their quest.
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. Kanchenjunga is the is the fifth most dangerous mountain and is found at the border of Nepal and India. The fact that it is so beautiful can make many embark on climbing it without knowing what dangers await. It has caused the death of so many people through icy avalanches. 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.