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Postby Alpinisto » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:27 pm

Corax wrote:Death ratios.
I have difficulties to see any peak beat Kawakorpo/Kawagebo, 6740 meters, Meili Xue Shan, Yunnan, China.
19 killed, no one on the summit yet.


Yowza! :shock:
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Postby CClaude » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:16 pm

Corax wrote:Death ratios.
I have difficulties to see any peak beat Kawakorpo/Kawagebo, 6740 meters, Meili Xue Shan, Yunnan, China.
19 killed, no one on the summit yet.

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North Face of Devils Thumb is coming close though.
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Postby Cy Kaicener » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:25 pm

The Choktoi Glacier has a 0% success rate on the north side of the Latok group
http://colinhaley.blogspot.com/2009/07/ ... oktoi.html
Oscar Perez of Spain died there while a large rescue group could not succeed in rescuing him. (Thread recently posted in the News forum)
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Postby Hotoven » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:28 pm

goldenhopper wrote:Beautiful, mysterious and death defying; Mt. Woman is the landslide victor! :wink:


Ahh, speaking from experience I see... :D
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Postby Andinistaloco » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:38 pm

Corax wrote:Death ratios.
I have difficulties to see any peak beat Kawakorpo/Kawagebo, 6740 meters, Yunnan, China.
19 killed, no one on the summit yet.



Agreed. The mountain that kills the most people is most likely not truly the most dangerous one - just the one that the greatest number of people attempt. A truly dangerous mountain, like this one... most folks aren't even willing to set foot on it.
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Postby MoapaPk » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:50 pm

No good records for Santorini.
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Postby Luciano136 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:53 pm

Arenal in Costa Rica seems pretty dangerous :)
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Postby CClaude » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:22 pm

Dingus Milktoast wrote:
CClaude wrote:
Corax wrote:Death ratios.
I have difficulties to see any peak beat Kawakorpo/Kawagebo, 6740 meters, Meili Xue Shan, Yunnan, China.
19 killed, no one on the summit yet.

Image

North Face of Devils Thumb is coming close though.


Devils Thumb was climbed in the 1940s by Fritz Weissner, using hemp ropes, yes?

DMT


Not by the north face. The north facee has killed or scared the living crap out of everyone attempting it. The last two deaths were pretty recent
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Postby Klenke » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:29 pm

I think for percentage deaths for peaks, it is useful to set a cut-off lower limit for the total number of attempts (by party or individual).

Clearly, a peak attempted once where everyone died--even if 25 people--due to an accident can't be fairly compared to a peak attempted 1000 times with a 45% death rate.

What's a useful cut-off, though? Maybe a minimum of 10 attempts in the Himalaya and 100 attempts in more accessible regions (North America, etc.).
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Postby Luciano136 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:18 pm

A percentage is probably the most well accepted way to measure it I'd say. If you have 10 different attempts and 7 die, it must be pretty dangerous :)
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Postby Baarb » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:53 pm

Anyone else find the enthusiasm this thread has drawn a bit odd? I mean we are talking about people getting killed here.
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Postby Luciano136 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:31 pm

Baarb wrote:Anyone else find the enthusiasm this thread has drawn a bit odd? I mean we are talking about people getting killed here.


I think it's more the fascination with danger that's intriguing rather than people dying.
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