What You Need To Know About Climbing Dangerous Mountains
If you enjoy extreme activities and have never climbed a mountain then you should consider doing so. 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. However, some mountains can be perilous. Have in mind the steep slopes and extreme weather can claim a life in a matter of seconds if extreme caution is not observed.
Mount Blanc Massif is a perilous mountain because it has frequent rock slides and a very high altitude. The one hundred deaths per year death rate makes it the most hazardous.
Annapurna that is found in Nepal is also a dangerous mountain. It is of significance when this mountain is labeled the most dangerous in a country full of dangerous mountains. It is extremely tall with its highest peak at over 26,000 feet. So many climbers have fallen to their deaths as they tried to reach the peak. And with a mortality rate as high as 41% it ranks second in the world as a dangerous mountain.
The K2 Mountain in China is another mountain that is part of the Himalayas is quite dangerous. It is not a surprise to find very few climbers who have made it to the peak seeing that the mountain has steep climbs, unstable ice pillars and steep slopes that make the climb a hazard. So far only two women have managed to reach the summit within a span of 18 years with the last one having climbed in 2004 which is astonishing seeing that other women have climbed tall mountains like Kilimanjaro . Other than the two women, the rest have perished in their quest.
Another dangerous mountain is the Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. It has dangerous features like the steep slopes and ice ridge that serves as an obstacle to climbers. The first man to ever reach the summit did so in 1953. Kanchenjunga is the is the fifth most dangerous mountain and is found at the border of Nepal and India. It’s deceiving beauty can cause many to climb it unaware of the danger that lurks within. It has caused the death of so many people through icy avalanches. As the years progress it has not stopped causing deaths.
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.