Mountaineering is considered as one of the funniest outdoor activities. However, it is not a sport for every person. It is a sport meant only for those who have the confidence to go to the peak of the mountain. It is a sport only for those who are daring to go the top of the mountain. The most fulfilling achievement a mountain climber can make is to reach the summit of the mountain. It is, however, noting that mountaineering is not all about 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. Others have become maimed as a result of accidents. If you truly love mountain climbing, you don’t have a reason to fear nevertheless. You should not try climbing one of the dangerous mountains on the earth if you are not an ardent mountain climber.
Mont blank Massif is the world’s deadliest mountain. 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. Since history, it has claimed lives of 6000 people. It is very popular since president Theodore Roosevelt reached its top in 1886.
The second mountain on the list is the Annapurna. The height of the mountain is 26,246 ft. the Nepal Annapurna is the tallest peak that attracts climbers from everywhere. Since 1950, 191 people have successfully climbed this mountain. 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.
Another mount under focus is the K2 which is the second highest in the world. The mount is located on the Pakistan-china border and boasts of 28,251 ft. Climbing Kilimanjaro is easy 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. Among the six female climbers that gave a trial to mount since 2003, five of them died.
Another mountain under this category is the Nanga Parbat which is known as the man eater. It has a height of 26657 ft and located in Pakistan. 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. As of 1953, it has claimed lives of 31 climbers.