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The Most Treacherous Mountains In The World

For the thrill seekers or those who live for excitement then mountain climbing is the activity for you. The amazing thing is that each mountain presents a unique experience so far from the other. Most of these mountains are known for their beauty and majestic height. Other mountains, however, are infamously known for being so treacherous. 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. At one hundred deaths per year, it ranks highest as the most dangerous.

Annapurna in Nepal is also another dangerous mountain. The mere fact that in Nepal this is the most dangerous mountain given that Nepal has many other dangerous mountains. With a height of over 26,000 feet, Annapurna is quite tall. Several climbers have lost their lives in an attempt to reach the summit. It the second most dangerous mountain because it has a death rate of 41%.

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. All the other women who made attempts to climb this mountain died.

Nanga Parbat is also one among the most dangerous mountain in the world. With its characteristic steep slopes and an icy ridge it is no surprise many perish on its slopes. The first successful climb was in 1953, but by then, over 30 people had lost their lives. 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 roll by it continues to claim the lives of unsuspecting climbers.

The next time you get a chance to climb these mountains, follow safety protocol and make sure you are thoroughly prepared for the climb to avoid being another person that has lost their life or has been injured to these treacherous heights when it can be prevented.