World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

Last update: 2021-10-11

You might mistake that the highest mountain in the world means that it is also the most dangerous, like Everest. However, Everest is not necessarily as dangerous and challenging as the 8 world’s most dangerous mountains to climb that I am going to introduce to you in this list:

The Everest, Himalaya

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

Located on the border between Nepal and Tibet, Everest is known as the "rooftop of the world" with an altitude of 8,848m. In Nepali, it is called Sagarmatha and in Tibet, it is called Chomolungma.

Every year, hundreds of tourists come here to conquer the most wonderful yet dangerous destination on this planet, although many people died and hundreds had to give up and could not reach the peak.

The Matterhorn, on the border between Switzerland and Italy

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

The Matterhorn is one of the most dangerous mountains of the Alps. The first expedition in 1865 ended in tragedy when four climbers in the group were killed on the way down.

In return, the scenery on the Matterhorn mountain is voted the world’s most beautiful and also becomes a symbol of Switzerland.

The mountain has a rather peculiar shape. From a distance, it appears as a pyramid created from the hands of nature with four triangular faces converging at the top.

And, all the mountain edges are seemingly cut precisely with a giant knife of Mother Nature.

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

Another special feature is that the four sides of the Matterhorn peak as if they were the four East-West-North-and-South directions of a giant compass.

Vinson Massif, Antarctica

At an altitude of 4,892m, Vinson Massif becomes the highest mountain in Antarctica. It was not discovered until 1958 by a US Navy plane.

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

Due to unfavorable weather conditions in Antarctica, the ability to reach and climb to the top of Vinson is very low. It is also the least conquered of the highest mountains on the continents.

In 1966, the team of American climber Nicholas Clinch conquered it and since then, up to 1,400 climbers have reached their peak. But many people have died here, too.

Fitz Roy, Patagonia

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

Belonging to the world's second-largest North Patagonian glacial plateau, the peak of Fitz Roy is covered with clouds all year round, looking like a volcano filled with smoke and dust during the active period.

Fitz Roy is known as the "smoking mountain" because of the year-round dense cold air of snow and white clouds.

In March 1877, it was discovered by the great explorer Francisco Moreno.

The fact is that Fitz Roy is one of the most dangerous mountains in the world although its height is only 3,405m – half the height of the legendary Himalaya mountain.

While Everest welcomes more than 100 visitors a day during the summer, only 1-2 people come to Fitz Roy each year because of its remote, isolated location and many problems both mentally and technically it causes for climbers.

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

In addition, due to being located in a 16,800 km2 wide ice plateau, between the border of Argentina and Chile, the giant ice dunes can split and fall at any time.

Kanchenjunga, Himalaya

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

This third highest mountain in the world is located in the territory of Taplejung province, stretching in the border area between Nepal and India.

Mount Kanchenjunga is the second-highest mountain in Nepal, after Mount Everest, and is the highest mountain in India.

Kangchenjunga means " The five treasures of the high snow" because it consists of five peaks, with an altitude of over 8,000m and covered with snow.

In 1955, a British expedition became the first climber group to attempt to conquer the mountain. But in the end, they still could not reach the top and had to give up.

Nanga Parbat, Pakistan

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

Nanga Parbat is the 9th highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,125m and no one has ever dared to explore it in winter.

In Urdu, Nanga Parbat means bald mountain, but witnessing so many accidents buried in the snow by climbers makes it called "Cannibal" or "a demon in the snow".

In the fall, when the leaves begin to scatter yellow, it is the right time for mountain climbing.

Montblanc, in the French-Italian border

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

If you are one of the enthusiasts of extreme sports, you should definitely not miss Mount Mont Blanc when coming to France. This is considered the highest mountain peak and is known as the "roof of Europe".

At an altitude of 4,810m high, Mont Blanc took the lives of nearly 8,000 climbers who wanted to conquer it. The reason is that there is an average of 20,000 tourists coming here every year.

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

This mountain has been the cause of ownership disputes between France and Italy for centuries and the final decision is for both to take ownership, even though most of the area is owned by France.

In 1808, Marie Paradis, the first female climber, reached the top of this mountain.

K2, on the Pakistan - China border

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

With an altitude of 8,611 m located in the Karakoram Range, Pakistan, K2 is considered the second-highest mountain in the world.

No climber dares to climb this mountain in winter because of the rugged terrain with steep, slippery rocky slopes and unpredictable weather. On average, 1 out of every 4 climbers who are in an attempt to conquer K2 is killed.

This peak is also famous for its severe storms that last up to several days, so it is also known as "Savage Mountain".

Annapurna, Nepal

World’s Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

In Sanskrit, Annapurna means "Goddess of food and nourishment".

This is the 10th highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,091 m. Since 1950, 157 climbers have attempted to reach the summit, but 60 have lost their lives in achieving that ideal.

The southern face of the mountain is the most difficult place to climb in Annapurna. And it was not until 1970 that it was conquered for the first time.

Conclusion

Although many adventurous mountaineers dream of conquering the highest and most dangerous mountains in the world, it is not easy to do, especially the ones on this list.

I hope that the 8 world’s most dangerous mountains to climb above have satisfied your curiosity. Follow my blogs for more interesting articles. Thanks for reading!

Bryan Listor
Bryan Listor

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