What Is the Deadliest Mountain to Climb?

Annapurna I, located in Central Nepal, is considered the world's deadliest mountain to climb, with a death rate of about one for every three ascension attempts. It is the 10th-tallest mountain in the world and is one of 14 mountains that are more than 26,246 feet (8,000 m) tall. In 1950, Annapurna I was the first of those peaks to be climbed, and its initial climbers lost most of their fingers and toes to frostbite or gangrene. An estimated 182 people had successfully climbed Annapurna I by 2012.

More about mountains:

  • The Mont Blanc massif, which is comprised of dozens of individual peaks, has the highest number of total fatalities, with estimates as high as 100 per year.

  • Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world at 29,029 feet (8,848 m), and more than 3,000 people have successfully reached its summit.

  • Kilauea, a volcano in Hawaii that had 35 eruptions from 1952 through 2010, is generally considered to be the most dangerous volcano in the United States.

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