Through the course of Ballinger and Richards's journey up Everest, they have shared the intimate details of their lives on the mountain using the Snapchat handle EverestNoFilter.
During their climb, the two experienced climbers explained how the body breaks down when living tens of thousands of feet above sea level as well as the odd hairstyles produced by life on the mountain.
A Dutch climber died while coming down the mountain after reaching the summit on Friday; an Australian woman named Maria Strydom died near the top of Everest on Saturday and an Indian climber, Subhash Paul died Sunday as he was being helped down the mountain, according to the Associated Press AP .
"This was a man-made disaster that may have been minimized with better management of the teams," Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said Monday.
Traffic jams on Everest during brief periods of good weather can delay climbers, putting them at risk for altitude sickness or other serious conditions brought on by the extreme climb.
"The last two disasters on Everest were caused by nature, but not this one," Tshering said.