The current accident on the Marmolada, in which at least seven people were killed by a glacier fracture, confirms in a sad and impressive way what is unfortunately obvious: the alpine dangers of mountaineering are undoubtedly increasing as global warming progresses.
In the early Sunday afternoon, a large part of the Marmolada glacier below Punta Rocca broke off in the Italian Dolomites. At least six climbers died and more than a dozen were injured. The rescue work is still in progress.
41-year-old Italian climber Corrado 'Korra' Pesce has been seriously injured in an accident on Cerro Torre in Patagonia. He was climbing with Argentinian mountaineer Tomás Aguiló when a boulder and ice avalanche hit them both. Aguiló managed to dismount and alert the rescue. So far, however, bad weather has prevented the rescue of the badly injured Corrado Pesce.
Last Thursday, the German Robert Grasegger and his partner had an accident at the Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia. Grasegger lost his life while his partner Anna Truntschnig was saved with serious injuries.
On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, two alpinists fell while climbing the north face of the Matterhorn. The two men could only be recovered dead.
Two climbers had a fatal accident while deep water soloing on the Spanish Mediterranean island. These are two people from the United States, aged 25 and 35, respectively.
On April 16, 2019, Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley died on Howse Peak in Canada. John Roskelley, Jess's father, reconstructed the accident in detail using photos and GPS data from their cell phones and cameras.
The South Korean high-altitude climber Kim Hong-bin, known as the man without a finger, had a fatal accident while descending from Broad Peak.
On Friday morning, several alpinists were hit by a slab on the ascent to Piz Russein in Sumvitg. Two people were killed.
Shortly after Dynafit's Big Triple project started, a member of the project team was killed. The project was canceled.
On Saturday, April 24, 2021 at around 07:15 a.m., there was a mountain accident in Bourg-St-Pierre. A German mountain guide was killed.
An accident occurred on the Finsteraarhorn on Friday, April 9, 2021. A mountain guide aspirant and his guest were killed in a fall.
On Tuesday afternoon, a man had an accident on the ski run from the Eiger via the west flank. The rescue workers who were immediately called up could only rescue the man dead. His companion was flown out unharmed.
On Saturday morning, February 27, 2021, a mountain accident occurred in the Girenspitz area. A 27-year-old mountaineer was killed.
The three missing K2 climbers John Snorri, Juan Pablo Mohr and Muhammad Ali Sadpara were officially declared dead by their families. There is no longer any hope that the three are still alive.