The Most Dangerous Mountains In The World

An unforgettable landscape, glistening glaciers, harsh blizzards, and adrenaline in the blood. It is said that climbers are addicted to these things, and the temptation often turns out to be stronger than common sense. People risk their lives to overcome the most difficult peaks. After analyzing statistics of accidents, the Matador Trips website listed the top four of the most dangerous peaks in the world.

The Most Dangerous Mountains In The World
The Most Dangerous Mountains In The World

Eiger (Switzerland), 3970 meters

Even though the height of this peak is less than 4 km, it deservedly got a place on this list. The reason is the northern wall of the mountain that exceeds 1800 m in height and is almost perpendicular to the surface of the earth. For a long time, no one even tried to climb the mountain from this side. More serious attempts were made in 1935, and the first successful climbing took place only in 1938. Before, all climbers of every expeditions were deadly injured.

The first climbers who reached the peak successfully were Germans Hekmajer, Fjerga and Austrians Kaspareka, Harrera. The Jungfrau railway is built inside the mountain. You can admire the spectacular landscape while taking a train there. The final station located on the slope of the Jungfrau mountain, is at an altitude of 3454 meters and it is the highest station in Europe.

Chogor / K2 (Pakistan, China), 8611 meters

It is the second highest mountain in the world. This mountain, which is the most difficult in terms of the level of difficulty of climbing, was built in 1856. discovered by Henry Havershav Godvin-Austen’s expedition. The mountain was named K2 – the second peak of Karakorum, because the expedition marked the other Karakorum mountains analogously – K1, K3, etc. Although attempts were made to climb K2 in 1902, the first people reached the top of the mountain only in 1954 (Italians Lino Lacedelis and Achille Compagnonis). The mortality rate here is incredibly high. In total, only 160 people have reached the top of this mountain so far.

Chogor / K2 (Pakistan, China), 8611 meters
Chogor / K2 (Pakistan, China), 8611 meters

Kanchenjunga (Nepal, India), 8586 meters

It is the third highest mountain in the world. Despite the recent better situation in the statistics of mortality of the climbers, the same cannot be said about Kanchenjunga. In recent years, the number of tragic cases has risen to 22%. The complex of mountain consists of five peaks that are more than 8 km high. The peak of Kanchenjunga was successfully reached by the British climbers George Bend and Joe Brown in 1955. The biggest danger when climbing this mountain is caused by constant snow flows and bad weather conditions.

Nanga Parbat (Pakistan), 8126 meters

It is the ninth highest mountain in the world. The first successful climb took place only in 1953. The highest point was reached by only one person at that time while the other alpinist of this expedition turned back after reaching a height of 7,300 meters. In terms of difficulty, this mountain competes with Chogor (K2), which is considered the most difficult mountain to overcome in the world. All the slopes of Parbat are practically perpendicular, and the length of the most famous wall of Rupal is about 4.6 km.