2015 Avalanche: A massive earthquake in Nepal triggered a huge avalanche that hit a helpless base camp. Several were killed, but some lucky ones made it out.
Unfortunately, the snow anchor they were using failed and Olsson plummeted to his death. His partner however, skied and climbed down to safety.
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.
Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Seracs are massive walls of ice that can fall down on a climber at any given time, leaving no hope to get out of its way.
Cameraman Blair Griffiths was one of those climbers. A six story high block of ice fell and crushed him to death in 1982.
As thousands of pounds of snow and ice came roaring through the camp, three New Yorkers were among those that survived. One, by burying himself as quick as he could, and the other two by hiding behind a boulder.
…though it’s doubtful it would withstand anyone actually trying to climb it.
While climbing a gate, her middle fingernail got caught and broke in the metal
Body Harness: Takes up little space, but could be the difference of you climbing, or being pulled, to safety.