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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Everest Avalanche 07:00hrs NPT

Just wanted to let everyone know all Peak Freaks staff and members are okay. No one was involved in the reported avalanche. 

Our Sherpas were all at base camp after a carry yesterday and our members were all at camp and some in Pheriche. 

I was talking to Tim on the phone at 07:00hrs when it happened. All Sherpa radios went off and with no reply so a helicopter was to be summoned. 

There were only a few patches of ice looming on the west shoulder of Everest that typically shed off this time of year causing concern in that area. This is a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. So very unfortunate. Very very sad. There may be 6 or more Sherpa climbers missing. Many were part of a major filming groups with various operators on the mountain this year.

I'm expecting another call in an hour from  Tim with an update. 

Current time: 10:45am NPT


1 comment:

  1. So glad all is well with your team and sad for the lost ones and their loved ones.