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.
But mountain climbing can sometimes be considered to be an extreme sport due to the risks and hazards it poses.
The most dangerous mountain to climb is Annapurna. Annapurna, the 10th highest in the world has a fatality rate of 41% and this is the highest in the world.
Climbing K2 which is the second highest mountain in the world is considered to be the most difficult climb on earth. This is due to pillars of ice which are likely to collapse on those climbing, steep rock faces, and a glacier that must be crossed. 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.
Other dangerous mountains include Nanga Parbat, Mont Black Massif, and Kangchenjunga among others.
Several elements can make a mountain potentially dangerous to those looking to climb it. 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 one of the famous tourist destinations among mountaineers and trekkers. Even though it is the highest mountain in the continent of Africa and one of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, climbing Kilimanjaro is quite easy. In fact, it is the simplest to climb among the Seven Summits.
A Kilimanjaro climb will certainly be a memorable experience. It is worth noting that you do not need any kind of technical skills or knowledge to climb Kilimanjaro. But it is also essential to note that not everyone can climb Kilimanjaro. Those who wish to pass through this experience need to consider certain important elements. The first is the health status of their body and mind as well as their fitness level. You will require mental commitment, enough strength on your legs and arms, and fitness to climb a mountain successfully. All these things are important in enabling you to cope with the degree of difficulty that the climb will demand.
It is also important that they put the aspect of having a guide into consideration.
Climbing enthusiasts claim that reaching the top of a climb always provide a terrific sense of achievement and satisfaction.
It is important that you get to know the weather forecast before undertaking Kilimanjaro or other mountain climb as this will help you understand the snow as well as the glacier travels you are likely to experience while climbing the mountain.