Carabiners aren't manly, but they can be used for rock climbing, which is manly.
Unfortunately, the snow anchor they were using failed and Olsson plummeted to his death. His partner however, skied and climbed down to safety.
Okay, I think I'm cooling down. This picture of a snail climbing on a bench is pretty neat.
Death Wish: There once was a crazy man named Maurice Wilson who had a plan to crash a plane on Everest, then climb the rest of the way up... despite not being a pilot or a climber.