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Mountains: 10 Mistakes that Most People Make

What You Need To Know About Climbing Dangerous Mountains

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. 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 of the alpine ranges ranks highest as the most dangerous mountain because of rock slides and sleep slopes as you go high in altitude. The one hundred deaths per year death rate makes it the most hazardous. The highest death rate ever recorded is that of Mount Blanc Massif.

Mount Annapurna which is located in Nepal has been very hazardous to those who have climbed it. 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. So many climbers have fallen to their deaths as they tried to reach the peak. It 41% death rate makes it the second most dangerous in the world.

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. 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.

Nanga Parbat is also one among the most dangerous mountain in the world. With an ice ridge that is very steep, it is not a surprise when very few people survive to tell the tale. The first successful climb was in 1953, but by then, over 30 people had lost their lives. 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. Many people have died as a result of it’s icy avalanches. 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.

Cite: http://www.articlecity.com/blog/climb-dare-5-dangerous-mountains-earth/