Top 10 Most Dangerous Mountains to Climb

Mountaineering is no doubt an extremely dangerous activity. The highest mountains in the world are all located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia. These mountains elevate to more then 8,000 meters (26.2467 ft) and therefore attract many climbers from all over the world. There are many challenges involved in climbing all these elements of rock, snow and ice. Human endurance is tested to its limits, not only must you be physically and mentally fit, you must also face the fact that there’s a chance you might not make it back. Every year the mountains claim the lives of some of these daring men and women. The list is calculated using a fatality-to-summit ratio.

10. Mount Everest

most dangerous mountains Mount EverestFatality rate: 5.7%

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) it’s no wonder so many mountaineers are tempted to climb it. When it comes to similar mountains of the same altitude, Mount Everest is not the technically most challenging to climb, but unpredictable weather, and altitude sickness presents a serious danger to the climbers.