July 18, 2023

By Sonakshi Kandhari Govind Kolady

World’s 10 Deadliest Mountains

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The world’s deadliest mountains are also called ‘eight thousanders’ because of their height. But it's not just their height that makes them deadly. Read on to learn about the dangers that these 10 world’s deadliest mountains harbour.

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The world’s tallest one, but that’s not the only reason to fear it. Its temperature goes dangerously low, as low as −76° F. Over 310 people have lost their lives here.

Mount Everest, 29,029 ft

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Located in the middle of nowhere, this mountain is treacherous with unwanted avalanches and snowfall. Hence, it's no surprise that 52 people lost their lives here.

Dhaulagiri 26,795 ft

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Tread carefully! This mountain is characterised by steep ridges. Steer clear of the death zone because there is high oxygen deprivation in the area, which has robbed people of their lives. The count is 91 so far.

K2, 28,251 ft

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Getting caught in their avalanches is a life-threatening experience. Even its icy slopes, unpredictable weather and high altitude are lethal. So far, there have been 85 deaths.

Nanga Parbat 26,620 ft

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Don’t take this one lightly, because reaching its peak is impossible without prior experience in high-altitude mountaineering. Its climate is comparatively less harsh than other mountains, but 84 lives have been lost so far.

Manaslu 26,781 ft

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Climbing this mountain is difficult because of the unpredictable weather and rickety pathways. Despite the fact that the fatality rate has decreased, 73 people have died so far.

Annapurna I  26,545 ft

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