If you are an experienced climber, and you definitely know what you are able to – keep reading the list of the most difficult mountains to climb in US. Insider Monkey gives you some useful advice where to go climbing. Perhaps not everyone will understand why you indulge yourself so much in the stunning view, but the majority could grasp your sense of the danger. The thrill, the excitement you feel while overcoming all kinds of obstacles. Because these mountains are no piece of cake, despite the frosting on the top.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most difficult mountains to climb in US from their list.
The first one is Mount Washington, South Gully, Huntington Ravine Route in New Hampshire. It has to be admitted that Mount Katahdin, Maine, lost its place to Mount Washington for only 100 feet. Still, fair is fair. Mount Washington is a hard one to climb. Roughly speaking, some 135 people have died on it since 1849. Wonder why? Hypothermia, falls, drownings, avalanches, ice falls, natural causes and even skiing accidents. The weather is extremely harsh here (231 miles-per-hour winds), so always make sure you’re well-informed about the forecast for your climb. The second mountain is Mount Longs Peak in Colorado. If you take the Keyhole route, you’ll have some serious climbing to do. While some people take pets with them on their climbing trips, on this route, they’re strictly forbidden. It’s a tedious, long climb, and the last mile requires plenty of scrambling. A piece of advice: start as early as possible in summer. You don’t want to experience any thunderstorms in the middle of your ascent. At last, but not least we are recommending Grand Teton, Owen Spalding (Original Route) in Wyoming. Grand Teton is grand in many ways. It’s so impressive that the whole national park was named after it. Also, it has something for everyone! 35 routes and 50 variations to those routes – does that sound like enough? That’s probably the reason why climbers from all over the world decide to take on the challenge.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 most difficult mountains to climb in US.