The Most Treacherous Mountains In The World

If you enjoy extreme activities and have never climbed a mountain then you should consider doing so. With mountains being so different, then it is no surprise that each climbing experience should be so different from the other. Most of these mountains are known for their beauty and majestic height. However, some of them offer danger like no other. 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 is a perilous mountain because it has frequent rock slides and a very high altitude. It has claimed the most lives at about one hundred deaths per year. This is the highest mortality rate ever recorded from mountain climbing.

Annapurna that is found in Nepal is also a 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. With a height of over 26,000 feet, Annapurna is quite tall. Many climbers died in an effort to reach the highest peak. It 41% death rate makes it the second most dangerous in the world.

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. 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 in Pakistan is a dangerous mountain in its right. With its characteristic steep slopes and an icy ridge it is no surprise many perish on its slopes. The first man to ever reach the summit did so in 1953. The last mountain that is the fifth among the most dangerous in the world is Kanchenjunga in the border of Nepal and India. Although it is lovely, it is the perfect example of deceiving looks. 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.

If you ever have an opportunity to climb these mountains then be very careful and observe any safety precaution to avoid being hurt on these mountains.