Rock Climbing If You Dare
Mountaineering is a fun outdoor activity, but not everyone can try it. However, if you are a true climber, there is nothing more satisfying than reaching the top of the highest mountains.
Unfortunately, you don’t always have fun.
This is a risky business. There are dangerous mountains in the world that even the most experienced climbers fear.
This article is about some of the deadliest mountains, known for their high fatality and accident rates.
1. Mont Blanc Massif
This is the highest mountain in the Alps, measuring approximately 15,782 feet. Climbers die every year on this mountain due to landslides and high altitude. This makes it the mountain with the most deaths.
Mount Black causes about 100 deaths a year. More than 6,000 climbers died there. The first successful ascent was in 1786. The mountain is also popular because President Theodore Roosevelt climbed it in 1886.
Standing at 26,246 feet, Annapurna in Nepal is one of the highest peaks that attracts climbers from all over the world. About 191 people have climbed the mountain since 1950.
60 people have already died trying to climb Annapurna. Of all eight-thousanders, Annapurna is considered the most dangerous with a mortality rate of 41%.
K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. Climbing Kilimanjaro is easy, but K2 is not, as climbers consider it one of the most difficult. Even on the easiest routes, climbers encounter collapsing ice columns, sheer cliffs and complex glaciers.
This mountain is on the border between China and Pakistan. It measures 28,251 feet.K2 has such a bad reputation among climbers that it’s considered a women’s bane.
The Polish mountaineer Wanda Rutkiewicz became the first woman to scale K2 in 1986.
All five women who attempted to climb the summit since this year have died. It was not until 2004 that the Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasaban successfully reached the summit.