A Guide to Mountain Climbing
One of the most popular outdoor sports in mountain climbing. A significant number of individuals from all across the world enjoy the challenge and adventure provided by this sport or hobby.
Mountain climbing is often considered by some to be an extreme sport because of the hazards and risks it possess.
The first on the list of the most dangerous mountains to climb is Annapurna. Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain in the world has a fatality rate of 41% which 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. The main reasons for this include a glacier that must be crossed when climbing, steep rock faces on the mountain, as well as pillars of ice likely to collapse on the climbers. It has a particularly bad repute when it comes to female mountain enthusiasts who for over 18 years every woman who summited either died on a nearby peak or on the way down.
Other dangerous mountains in the world include Kangchenjunga, Nanga Parbat, and Mont Black Massif among others.
Several elements can make a mountain potentially dangerous to those looking to climb it. If you plan to climb a particular mountain in future, it is crucial that you ensure that you get to the peak of the mountain safely and most importantly, alive. While accidents are unfortunate events that can occur to anyone, it is worth noting that some mountains are safe to climb.
Mt. Kilimanjaro is a famous audacious tourist destination 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 climb to Kilimanjaro can be a memorable experience. You do not require any technical knowledge or expertise in order 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. Mountain climbing requires fitness, mental commitment, and strength in both the arms and the legs. 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.
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.