Falling rocks have always posed a threat, but the crowds scrambling towards the peak every day during the Swiss summer have created new challenges for climbers to conquer, and new reasons to take on the more demanding conditions of winter.
Location: Elevation: 3128m Average time to summit: 4–7 days Cerro Torre has long captivated the hopes and hearts of climbers, a jagged spire jutting out of the Patagonian Ice Field’s mountains.
This sort of heady logic brings many tourists to Mont Blanc every year, and maybe that’s why Mont Blanc has killed more people than any other mountain.
However, this is no reason to assume it an easy climb.
The mountain has claimed more than 500 lives since 1865, and still takes a few more each year.
The simple fact that it could takes weeks to get to a proper hospital in an emergency makes this a remarkably dangerous excursion.
Furthermore, getting to Antarctica is going to cost you – a lot.
Since then, only some 1400 have reached the summit.
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