Mountains have always been the scenes of terrible tragedies, in spite of the significant improvement to the equipment and techniques.
On 28 August 1905 one of the first serious climbing accidents caused the death of five people during the ascent of the Kangchenjunga peak, the third highest mountain peak in the world.
Mount Everest has the sad record of the highest number of accidents and deaths between the 20's and today, in addition to the one of the world's highest peak. IN the majority of cases, the victims are still there, buried under the ice, fallen into the crevasse, or abandoned on the slopes. Probably the most famous victim is the Indian mountaineer Tsewang Paljor, who died in 1996, at the age of 28, in a storm. He is named Gree Bots, due to the green bots worn at the time of the accident, and sometimes still visible, at melting of snow.
Statistically, the world's most dangerous mountains on the basis of the ratio between the number of climbing attempts and the number of accidents, are K2 and Annapurna, both in the Himalaya. But any mountain caused dozens of people to die and hundreds to be injured.