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AceBalistic t1_iw7kvuj wrote

Everest isn’t actually the most dangerous, just the tallest. Not necessarily the same thing


alaskarawr t1_iw7pskh wrote

So Everest is considered safe terrain then?


AceBalistic t1_iw7qevv wrote

I never said that. The person I’m replying to said “the most dangerous terrain possible”. Everest is dangerous, sure, but it’s not the most dangerous mountain in the world to climb


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AceBalistic t1_iw8483u wrote

It’s actually 3.05%. Annapurna, for example, has a death rate of 29%


Available-Debate-700 t1_iwa0jxl wrote

Well, I mean if you wanna get picky about it, I'm sure there's routes on everest that at least at certain times of year are virtually guaranteed to kill the person trying. Idiotic yes but so is driving a captains chair up a dangerous mountain.


AceBalistic t1_iwa1ny0 wrote

Yes, but my point is just that people assume that Everest is the most challenging and most dangerous mountain because it’s the tallest, when it’s not, statistically or practically. It’s difficult, don’t get me wrong, but height is not the only factor when determining how dangerous or challenging climbing a mountain is, and in many situations not even the most important one.