Monday, 6 June 2016

5 Most Dangerous Mountains of Pakistan

World's highest mountain is Everest which is 8848 meter high, it is in Nepal and a chunk this mountain lies in China. There are only 14 mountains in the world that are higher than 8,000 meters, and out of those 14 mountains, 5 are in Pakistan. These 5 mountains have given Pakistan an important edge in tourism and has made Pakistan a global destination for those who want to conquer their limits.

These 5 mountains are not just high but are dangerous as well. Many mountaineers who came on a mission to conquer these 5 mountains, lost their lives. Many came, tried, failed and went back with desires, and many successfully chased their dreams and reached the summits of these mountains. As much as these mountains are beautiful, that much for sure these are dangerous.


It is world's second highest mountain and Pakistan's highest point. Touching the skies at 8611 meters, first ascent was successfully performed in July 31, 1954 by Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni from Itlay. It is known as deadly-mountain having the highest ratio of death-rate i.e. 26.5%. So far, 306 were documented to ascent K2, out of which 81 lost their lives. Mountain Everest has death-rate 3.9%.

Nanga Parbat

It is world's 9th highest mountain at 8,126 meters. An immense, dramatic peak rising far above its surrounding terrain, Nanga Parbat is also a notoriously difficult climb. Numerous mountaineering deaths in the mid and early 20th century lent it the nickname 'the killer mountain'. First successful ascent was performed in July 3, 1953 by Hermann Buhl from Austria. So far, out of 335 mountaineers, 68 lost their lives, making the death-rate 20.3%.

Gasherbrum I - The Hidden Peak

Gasherbrum I - The Hidden Peak is also known as K5. It is 11th highest mountain in the world at 8080 meters. It was given the name of K5 in 1856 and alternative name 'Hidden Peak' was given in 1892. It was first climbed by Pete Schoening in July 5, 1958. Out of 334 documented mountaineers, 29 lost their lives, making death-rate 8.7%.

Broad Peak

Broad Peak is world's 12th highest mountain at 8,051 meters. Like other highest mountains, this is also in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is about 8km far from K2. It's top is over 1.5 kilometers long, which is why it is called Broad Peak. It was first climbed in June 9, 1957. Out of 404 documented climbers, 21 lost their lives, making death-rate 5.2%.

Gasherbrum II

It is also known as K4. It is world's 14th highest mountain at 8035 meters. It was first climbed in July 7, 1956 by an Austrian expedition. Out of 930 climbers, 21 lost their life, making death-rate 2.3%.

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