Climbing the World’s Most Dangerous Mountains
One of the most popular outdoor sports in mountain climbing. Many people around the world take the challenge and adventure of mountain climbing.
However, the risks and hazards associated with mountain climbing makes it be viewed as an extreme sport by some individuals.
The most dangerous mountain to climb is Annapurna. Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain in the world has a fatality rate of 41% which is the highest in the world.
K2, the second highest mountain in the world is viewed to be the most technically difficult to climb mountain on earth. The major reasons for this include deep steep rock faces on the mountain, a glacier that must be crossed when climbing, and pillars of ice which can collapse on those climbing. When it comes to women, this mountain has a nasty reputation; for more than 18 years every woman who summited either died on a nearby peak or on the way down.
Other dangerous mountains in the world include Kangchenjunga, Nanga Parbat, and Mont Black Massif among others.
There are many different factors that can make a mountain potentially dangerous to those who wish to climb. If you plan to climb a particular mountain in future, it is crucial that you ensure that you get to the peak of the mountain safely and most importantly, alive. Although accidents can happen to anyone at any place you should note that all mountains are not extremely dangerous.
Mt Kilimanjaro is one of the famous tourist destinations among mountaineers and trekkers. Although it is one of the tallest free standing mountain in the world and the highest in Africa, climbing Kilimanjaro is not that difficult. Actually it is the simplest to climb among Seven Summits.
A climb to Kilimanjaro can be a memorable experience. It is important to note that you do not require any technical knowledge or skills for your Kilimanjaro climb. However, not everyone can climb Kilimanjaro. Those who wish to pass through this experience need to consider certain important elements. The first is the health status of their body and mind as well as their fitness level. Mountain climbing requires fitness, mental commitment, and strength in both the arms and the legs. You will require all these so that you can be able to handle any level of difficulty that the climb will demand.
It is also important that they put the aspect of having a guide into consideration.
Mountain climbing enthusiasts claim that the satisfaction and sense of achievement obtained in reaching the top of a climb terrific.
Before you climb Mt Kilimanjaro or other mountains, it is imperative that you firms know the weather forecast in order to under to understand the glacier travels you might experience while climbing and the understand the snow as well.