A Guide to Mountain Climbing
One of the most popular outdoor sports in mountain climbing. A great number of individuals throughout the world love taking the challenge and adventure of this sport.
However, the risks and hazards associated with mountain climbing makes it be viewed as an extreme sport by some individuals.
Annapurna is the most dangerous mountain to climb. 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 include Nanga Parbat, Mont Black Massif, and Kangchenjunga 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. Although accidents can happen to anyone at any place you should note that all mountains are not extremely dangerous.
Mt. Kilimanjaro is a popular tourist destination for trekkers and mountaineers alike. While it is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, climbing Kilimanjaro is not as difficult as K2. Actually it is the simplest to climb among Seven Summits.
If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, then you should climb Kilimanjaro. You do not require any technical knowledge or expertise in order to climb Kilimanjaro. However Kilimanjaro summits are not for everyone. If you are looking to undertake this challenge, it is important that you consider several important aspects. These include the health condition and fitness of the 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.
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.
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.