Mont Blanc, the iconic 4,810-meter-high alpine pinnacle straddling Italy and France, has been officially designated as the world’s most perilous natural tourist attraction, with an annual toll of around a hundred lives lost among mountain conquerors. This grim distinction emerged from a fresh ranking conducted by the tourism firm Holidu, comparing the average count of fatalities and mishaps at diverse locations with the corresponding number of visitors.
It’s worth noting that the majority of the destinations within the top 10 of this anti-ranking are mountainous peaks. In the second position is Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland, followed by Japan’s towering super volcano, Mount Fuji, securing the third spot. The world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest, stands at number four, while the Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest stratovolcano, completes the top five.
Here is the full list of the top 10 most deadliest natural tourist attractions in the world:
Mont Blanc, Italy/France
Ben Nevis, United Kingdom
Mount Fuji, Japan
Mount Everest, Nepal
Yosemite National Park, USA
Table Mountain, South Africa
Grand Canyon, USA
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Mont Blanc’s towering stature and breathtaking beauty have long attracted adventurers and climbers, but it’s also known for its treacherous conditions and unpredictable weather. These factors, along with the challenges of high-altitude mountaineering, contribute to the high fatality rate associated with the peak. As such, it serves as a somber reminder of the inherent risks faced by thrill-seekers in their pursuit of natural wonders.