Maroon Bells, Colorado
The infamous twin 14ers of Colorado aren’t called "The Deadly Bells" for nothing. In October 2014, two men in fell into a gully on North Maroon, resulting in one climber falling to his death and the other suffering severe injuries. In the same month, a mother and daughter had to be rescued by helicopter from the rock glacier after summiting both peaks and losing the trail on descent. Again in November, three college students had to be rescued after they became stranded 100 feet below the North Maroon Peak Trail. Between the mercurial weather blowing in sporadic snow storms and heavy rains, its no wonder that the US Forest Service posted a sign on the trail that states: "The beautiful maroon bells have claimed many lives in the past few years. They are not extreme technical climbs, but they are unbelievably deceptive. The rock is down sloping, rotten, loose and unstable. It kills without warning. The snowfields are treacherous, poorly consolidated, and no place for a novice climber...Expert climbers who did not know the proper routes have died on these peaks." So be well prepared before you scratch the Deadly Bells off of your 14ers List.