Shockingly, Wilson learned enough about flying to get him to Everest in 1934 and tried unsuccessfully to reach the top, mainly due to his inexperience. He refused to leave with his Sherpas and tried again, alone. He died in his tent.
What makes his survival on Everest even more amazing than his age, is that he has had four heart operations and was still recovering from a broken pelvis.
Fighting hypothermia, he was nearly left for dead again in a tent, but again rallied and made it down. Frostbite took his nose, a hand and five digits, but he lived to tell about it.
Upon descent, they became separated. Her husband went back and found her barely hanging on. He was never heard from again and a separate team found his wife and stayed with her until she died.
Left for Dead... Twice: Beck Weathers was attempting to summit during the 1996 Everest tragedy that killed nine climbers. Left for dead from severe frostbite and not responding, he somehow came to and walked to meet up with his team.