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The Hardest Climbs Around The World

The ultimate ascents on the face of earth!

The height is not just what makes a mountain dangerous. The routes, all millions of them, to climb from one side to the other contribute equally to the danger factor of a mountain. Mountaineering as a sport may be the most adventurous for all those living for the adrenaline rush. Nonetheless, it is also one of the hardest and the most dangerous sport. From the weather to the routes, nothing about climbing a mountain is easy. It is gorgeous and dismal, glorious and arduous –all at the same time. Here are a few of the hardest climbs around the world that only the bravest dare to ascend.

Annapurna Massif Of The Himalayas

A massif is commonly known as a group of mountains placed very compactly together. The Annapuran Massif of the Himalayas located in the north-central region of Nepal is one of the hardest mountains for climbing. Although most facts point towards the Kanchenjunga as having seen the highest number of deaths, the level of difficult that the Annapurna Massif poses before the mountain climbers is unmatchable. In 2014, forty three people reportedly dies trying to climb the majestic mountain. The deaths of these unfortunate climbers were brought about by the avalanches and the snowstorms from the area. In fact, the incident has been recorded as the worst trekking disaster of Nepal. The parent peak of the Annapurna Massif is the Cho Oyu peak and is one of the hardest climbs in the world.

The Pyramid Structured Peak –Matterhorn

Matterhorn, one of the mountains in the beautiful Alps ranges, is located in between the Switzerland and Italy borders. The mountain is known popularly for its almost pyramid like structured peak that makes it one of the hardest climb in the world. The danger lies not in the height of the mountain but the shape of it. Matterhorn, although is one of the most sought after climbing adventures among mountaineers, it is difficult and dangerous on several levels. Edwards Whymper was led the first group of people who dared to take on this majestic peak and lost four of the members.

Europe’s Most Difficult Mountain, Eiger

Although relatively smaller, Eiger in the Bernese Alps has been named as the most difficult mountain in all of Europe. The steep rock body and the extreme temperature is what makesEiger one of the hardest climbs.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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