Cameraman Blair Griffiths was one of those climbers. A six story high block of ice fell and crushed him to death in 1982.
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.
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.