Mountaineering is definitely a great outdoor activity. 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. 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. Due to collapsing and other risks, many mountain climbers have lost lives as they try to climb mountains. Others have become disabled as a result of tragic accidents on the mountains. Nevertheless, don’t panic if you 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 boasts of 15782 ft and is the tallest on the alpine range. The rock slides have been causing death of climber’s year in year out. This is the mountain with the highest number of fatalities causing deaths to about 100 people per year. 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. The height of the mountain is 26,246 ft. Climbers from everywhere are attracted by the Nepal Annapurna which is the tallest peak. Since 1950, 191 people have successfully climbed this mountain. As climbers try to reach the summit of Annapurna, 60 people have since died. It is regarded as the most dangerous in all mountains with 8000-meter peaks.
Another mountain under focus is the K2 which is the seconded highest mountain on the earth. The mount is located on the Pakistan-china border and boasts of 28,251 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. This mount seems to be biased against female climbers. Among the six female climbers that gave a trial to mount since 2003, five of them died.
Nanga Parbat is another mountain in this category and is known as the man eater. It has a height of 26657 ft and located in Pakistan. It has 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.