interesting story on Anna: Cho Oyu 1999: Anna with the French
Guide Marc Batard decided to take a non-standard route to avoid
an area high with avalanche risk. She and Mark were swept
about 100 meters down the mountain when they started a small
avalanche on this non-standard route! They both survived to
climb another day! However, Anna died on 6/27/01 while
piloting a small plane in the Alps.