The World's 10 Deadliest Peaks

Eiger tops the list, with the appropriate nickname "murder wall"

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 28, 2013 10:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – Would you be willing to climb a mountain charmingly nicknamed "murder wall"? If the moniker doesn't give you pause, its ranking as the most dangerous mountain in the world might do it. But hey, there are still nine other, slightly-less-dangerous peaks to tackle, in ranges from Pakistan to Antarctica, as the Telegraph tallies up the deadliest mountains on the planet.

  1. Eiger (Switzerland)
  2. Annapurna (Nepal)

  1. K2 (Pakistan)
  2. Mont Blanc (France-Italy border)
  3. Nanga Parbat (Pakistan)
  4. Kangchenjunga (India-Nepal border)
  5. Mount Fitz Roy (Argentina)
Click for the full list.

On July 11, 2013, a journalist photographs the Eiger north face on the 75th anniversary of the its ascent above the Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland.   (AP Photo/Keystone,Peter Klaunzer)
Bode Miller of USA clears a gate in front of the Eiger mountain at the second downhill training at the FIS Ski World Cup at the Lauberhorn in Wengen, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan.15, 2009.   (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Peter Klaunzer)
In this Sunday, April 18, 2010 photo, South Korean female climber Oh Eun-son moves towards a second camp on Mount Annapurna in Nepal.   (AP Photo/BLACKYAK)
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