A Guide to Mountain Climbing
Mountain climbing is a popular outdoor sport. Many people around the world take the challenge and adventure of mountain climbing.
However, the risks and hazards associated with mountain climbing makes it be viewed as an extreme sport by some individuals.
The first on the list of the most dangerous mountains to climb is Annapurna. It is the 10th highest mountain the world and has a fatality of 41%; the highest in the world.
K2, which is the second highest mountain next to Everest is considered the hardest mountain to climb. The major reasons for this include deep steep rock faces on the mountain, a glacier that must be crossed when climbing, and pillars of ice which can collapse on those climbing. When it comes to women, this mountain has a nasty reputation; for more than 18 years every woman who summited either died on a nearby peak or on the way down.
There are other dangerous mountains including Mont Black Massif, Nanga Parbat, Kangchenjunga, and others.
There are many different factors that can make a mountain potentially dangerous to those who wish to climb. Those who plan to undertake mountain climbing adventures must always ensure that they get to the peak of the mountain safely and of course alive. Although accidents can happen to anyone at any place you should note that all mountains are not extremely dangerous.
Mt. Kilimanjaro is a famous audacious tourist destination among mountaineers and trekkers. Although it is one of the tallest free standing mountain in the world and the highest in Africa, climbing Kilimanjaro is not that difficult. In reality, it is the simplest to climb among the seven summits.
A Kilimanjaro climb will certainly be a memorable experience. You do not require any technical knowledge or expertise in order to climb Kilimanjaro. However Kilimanjaro summits are not for everyone. Individuals looking to pass through this wonderful experience must take certain essential considerations in mind. The health condition and fitness of their body as well as that of the mind. You will require mental commitment, enough strength on your legs and arms, and fitness to climb a mountain successfully. You will require all these so that you can be able to handle any level of difficulty that the climb will demand.
Additionally, they will want to consider the aspect of having a guide.
According to mountain climbing enthusiasts, the sense of achievement and satisfaction you get in reaching the top of a climb is tremendous.
Before you climb Mt Kilimanjaro or other mountains, it is imperative that you firms know the weather forecast in order to under to understand the glacier travels you might experience while climbing and the understand the snow as well.