Top 10 Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

The Top Ten
1 Annapurna

Everything points to Annapurna being the most deadly. The stats and the skilled mountaineers who lost their lives there - not amateurs like some who perished on K2. The best mountaineers lost their lives on Annapurna.

After hearing Ueli Steck discuss how he had completed the hardest climb he would ever make - the south face of Annapurna - and that he might not attempt anything as difficult again, it convinced me that the "myth" of K2 being the hardest doesn't hold up to the reality of Annapurna or the history that mountaineers left us.

2 K2

No lying, K2 is absolutely the most dangerous mountain in the world. Someone said Annapurna is 41% more dangerous than K2, but that was wrong. We cannot depend on the ratio alone because it can be added up at any time.

K2 is statistically the deadliest and most dangerous mountain for all climbers worldwide. The truth is that K2 is three times more dangerous than Annapurna and four times more dangerous than Everest. K2 is by far more dangerous than any other surrounding mountain.

Annapurna or K2, which is the most dangerous in the world? If we want to find out which mountain is more dangerous for climbers, we should climb these mountains in the winter, at the same time, with the same number of climbers. Let's see the bottom line of which mountain is more dangerous. That way, there will be no more arguments.

3 Mount Everest

Tallest, steepest, coldest, and harshest mountain in the world. So why would K2 be more dangerous than Everest? Mt. Everest's peak is too high to get 2% oxygen in the air. K2 has about 4% oxygen in the air, so Everest has less air. For two years, no one reached the top of Everest. K2, on the other hand, has at least one person reach the top each year.

It's dangerous. I've heard of people dying on Mt. Everest. One guy came to my school in 9th grade and gave an assembly about climbing Mt. Everest. He got frostbite and lost a few fingers.

You will put Mt. Everest first after you see the movie.

4 Nanga Parbat
5 Kangchenjunga

To echo one of the commenters suggesting Annapurna: "Guys, I suggest you do a bit of research before voting."

Annapurna I, like any mountain that high, is dangerous, but Kanchenjunga is more dangerous. The statistics used for Annapurna cover 1950 to the present, including attempts with less sophisticated equipment than is now available. Post-1990 stats for Kanchenjunga show it's the only 8000-meter peak that hasn't become easier to climb, with a death rate over 22%, compared to under 20% for Annapurna I.

6 Matterhorn

The shape of the mountain is really amazing, although it's very dangerous.

7 Mount Washington

Just last year, a person died because she wasn't prepared. A storm came in, and she got hypothermia. My group woke up one morning in the Lakes of the Clouds hut, and it was 27 degrees out - in July. It snowed twice, and the rocks were so wet that one of us almost fell to our death.

There were eight veteran hikers in our group. We all admit Mt. Washington has some dangerous trails. The wind speeds got up to 80 mph. I didn't know windburn was a thing, but it is.

Certainly not the highest (though very prominent), the mountain's unpredictable weather and wind should not be taken lightly.

8 Siula Grande
9 Denali

Wow! Only 10? Mt. McKinley is in Alaska, which is cold! Now, imagine that 20,000 feet up - cold, right? The snow on McKinley is the unpacked kind, and with its raging winds that can cause visibility to drop to near zero, it can be dangerous. Snow can blind you, especially since there's only about 5 to 7 hours of light a day.

If the snow is unpacked and there's wind, one wrong move can cause an avalanche. The snow is so deep you could take one step and get impaled by ice! Hail on McKinley is like tips of ice shards flying in at 65 mph. It may be smaller than Everest but is just as, if not more, dangerous.

10 Eiger
The Contenders
11 Mount Vinson
12 Mont Blanc
13 Baintha Brakk (The Ogre)
14 Meru Peak
15 Mount Damavand
16 Mount Kilimanjaro
17 Gasherbrum IV
18 Mount Olympus
19 Namcha Barwa
20 Mount Hagen
21 Mount Thor
22 Latok II
23 Gaurishankar
24 Mount Whitney
25 Cerro Torre
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