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Olympians Who Died in Mountaineering Accidents

Athlete Gender Country Sport Notes
Charles Bozon Male FRA ASK Killed in an avalanche accident near Chamonix.
Charles, Count de Westenholz Male GBR ASK Died in a skiing accident.
Otto Furrer Male SUI CCS Mountain guide, died during a descent of the Matterhorn when a rope broke.
Gertrud Gabl Female AUT ASK Killed in an avalanche.
Benjamín González Male ESP ATH Died in a mountaineering accident on Atxarte, Vizcaya.
Bruce Grant Male NZL ASK Died on the descent after reaching the summit of K2, only one man survived from a party of eight.
Barbi Henneberger Female GER ASK Killed in an avalanche during the shooting of a movie, together with USA Olympian Buddy Werner.
Heo Heung-Cheol Male KOR FTB Died in a climbing accident on Seoraksan mountain.
Charles L'Éplattenier Male SUI ART In 1946, L'Èplattenier was killed in the rocky terrain on the Doubs River while searching new motives.
René Le Grevès Male FRA CYC Died February 25, 1946 in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in a skiing accident.
Hubert Leitgeb Male ITA BIA Killed in an avalanche at Passo Stalle, a mountain pass on the border between Austria and Italy.
Otto Linher Male AUT ASK Killed in the Tirol by an oncoming glacier, the avalanche having been caused by a falling ice column.
Walter Müller Male AUT BIA Died on the "Sulzenauer Ferner", a glacier in the Stubai Alps in Tyrol, Austria. He was hit by an avalanche and fell in a crevasse.
James Palmer-Tomkinson Male GBR ASK Died in a skiing accident.
Harald Paumgarten Male AUT CCS, NCO, SKJ Died in an avalanche.
Eric Powell Male GBR ROW Killed in alpine accident.
Dieter Renz Male FRG BOX Killed in a mountaineering accident.
Franziska Rochat-Moser Female SUI ATH Died from injuries sustained in a climbing accident.
Karine Ruby Female FRA SNB Climbing on Mont Blanc, crossing a glacier on their descent, Ruby and a man she was tethered to fell into a crevasse and both were killed, despite rescue attempts.
Buddy Werner Male USA ASK Killed in an avalanche during the shooting of a movie, together with German Olympian Barbi Henneberger.
Robert Zurbriggen Male SUI CCS Died while leading a glacier tour.