Mountain climbing is a demanding activity that is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Wild animals, avalanches and pneumonia are all potential hazards that could occur at any moment. Climbing some of the world’s most dangerous mountains is a dream of every serious rock climber. Every year, thousands make that dream a reality. The following mountains require years of training, hard work, mental preparation and dedication before someone can even think about attempting them. Altogether, these 10 mountains have claimed thousands of lives, yet still attract many hopeful climbers eager to attempt the long and dangerous journey to the top.
1. Eiger, Switzerland
This stone giant stands at an impressive 3,970 metres. The first recorded person to reach the top was in 1858, but the notoriously tough north face was not successfully passed until 1938. The north face of this mountain is known as the Murder Wall amongst rock climbers and has claimed over 64 lives since 1935.