7 Most Deadly Mountains

By Paul Pinkerton
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heMountain climbers face many dangers. Many of the mountains have an almost vertical structure, which makes it hard for climbers to reach the peak. During the climb, they need to watch out for sudden avalanches and the weather conditions can deteriorate very quickly, rainfall, snow, winds can all cause serious problems.

A mountain doesn’t have to be the biggest to be dangerous; some smaller mountains have higher fatality rates due to being harder to climb, so even though a mountain might be bigger and higher, it might actually be easier and the safer option.

Here is a list of 7 most dangerous mountains to climb in no particular order:


Mount Everest

Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma. It is the highest peak of the world at 29.029 feet.


Mount Everest is located on the border of Nepal and China (The border runs over the summit point). It was first climbed by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. It has been considered one of the toughest climbing mountains.

Everest has been climbed by thousands of people but it is difficult to access and it is the highest mountain in the world. One out of every ten people die on Everest making it a dangerous mountain to climb.

Annapurna I Main

Annapurna I Main is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 meters (26,545 ft) above sea level and is well known for its harsh weather conditions and frequent avalanches.


Only about 200 people have successfully climbed Annapurna and for every 10 that try over 30% die.

Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat (literally, Naked Mountain) is the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8,126 meters (26,660 ft). Nanga Parbat has the nickname of “Man Eater” because of its difficulty to climb and how many people die attempting it.


The mountain was first climbed by Herman Buhl in 1953. Before it was climbed by Buhl, about 30 people died trying to climb the mountain. It has never been climbed during winter because the weather combined with the sheer ice and rock make it impossible, even in the climbing season the mountain still claims at least 2 lives for every 10 people that climb it.


Kangchenjunga, sometimes spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft).


One in five people die attempting to climb Kangchenjunga.

Kangchenjunga was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition. They stopped short of the summit as per the promise that was given to the Chogyal that the top of the mountain would remain inviolate. Every climber or climbing group that has reached the summit has followed this tradition.

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