What You Need To Know About Climbing Dangerous Mountains
If you are the kind that thrives in extremely dangerous yet exciting activities then mountain climbing is for you. The amazing thing is that each mountain presents a unique experience so far from the other. Mountains, most of the time, are known only for their height and scenic beauty. However, some mountains can be perilous. With many lives having been lost to the dangerous slopes and unforgiving weather, there is, even more, reason why as you seek pleasure, that you be cautious as well.
Mount Blanc Massif of the alpine ranges ranks highest as the most dangerous mountain because of rock slides and sleep slopes as you go high in altitude. The one hundred deaths per year death rate makes it the most hazardous. This is the highest mortality rate ever recorded from mountain climbing.
Annapurna in Nepal is also another dangerous mountain. Nepal is a very mountainous country so for this particular mountain to stand out as the most dangerous in the country says a lot. It is extremely tall with its highest peak at over 26,000 feet. Many climbers died in an effort to reach the highest peak. And with a mortality rate as high as 41% it ranks second in the world as a dangerous mountain.
Mount K2 in China remains to be the most challenging mountain to climb. Very few climbers have been able to come to the summit given that the Himalayas can be extremely cold added to the fact that the mountain is full of unstable ice pillars, glaciers, and steep climbs. Up to 2004, only two women had been able to climb this mountain with 18 years between the climbs, which is startling when compared to those who have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. No other woman who tried to climb this mountain, has lived to tell their story.
Nanga Parbat is also one among the most dangerous mountain in the world. With an ice ridge that is very steep, it is not a surprise when very few people survive to tell the tale. The first man to ever reach the summit did so in 1953. Kanchenjunga is the is the fifth most dangerous mountain and is found at the border of Nepal and India. It’s deceiving beauty can cause many to climb it unaware of the danger that lurks within. It’s icy avalanches have been the cause of many lost lives. As the years go by, it continues to be the reason for the deaths of many climbers.
Be very cautious as you climb any of these mountains so that you do not lose your life or get hurt when you can avoid it by following all the safety precaution and preparing adequately.