Mountaineering has remained to be one of the outdoor fun activities. However, it is not meant for every person. It is an activity for those who have the guts to climb to the top of the mountain. Only those who have the confidence to go those peaks can participate in this fun activity. Reaching the summit of the mountain is the most fulfilling thing that a mountaineer can achieve. It is worth reminding you that climbing mountains is not a matter of unlimited fun. It features as a very risky sport and deadliest of all. As they try to climb mountains, many people have lost their lives due to collapsing and such other risks. Others have become maimed as a result of accidents. This should not make you fear if you truly love mountain climbing. You should not try climbing one of the dangerous mountains on the earth if you are not an ardent mountain climber.
Mont blank massif remains to be the deadliest mountain on the earth. It has a height of 15,782 ft and is the tallest peak in the Alpine range. Year in year out, climbers have been dying due to rocks slides and steep rocks. 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. It is very popular since president Theodore Roosevelt reached its top in 1886.
The second dangerous mountain on the earth is the Annapurna. It boasts a height of 26,246 ft. Climbers from everywhere are attracted by the Nepal Annapurna which is the tallest peak. Since 1950, the mountain has been climbed successfully by 191 climbers. 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 mount under focus is the K2 which is the second highest in the world. Its location is on the border of Pakistan and China and has height of 28,251 ft. It is easier to climb Kilimanjaro but not K2. This happens to be the case even on the easiest route where there are steep rocks, complicated glaciers and ice pillars that can collapse. This mountain has earned a bad reputation against female climbers. Six women had tried to climb the mountain and five of them died since year 2003.
There is the Nanga Parbat which has bad name of the man eater. It has a height of 26657 ft and located in Pakistan. It features an enormous ridge of ice and rock. It ranks as the number nine is height in the world and has the tallest mountain face. As of 1953, it has claimed lives of 31 climbers.