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Re: Another disaster on Everest
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 09:39:53 pm »
a MAJOR tragedy for all of Nepal...
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Re: Nepal earthquake & Everest avalanche
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 07:38:32 pm »
I'm sure this caused Avvies on other peaks..any news ?

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Re: Nepal earthquake & Everest avalanche
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 09:36:48 pm »
Video of avalanche hitting basecamp.


https://youtu.be/_JC_wIWUC2U
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Re: Nepal earthquake & Everest avalanche
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2015, 11:58:43 pm »
i think that the same happened on Macalu.
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Re: Nepal earthquake & Everest avalanche
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 12:07:54 am »
Tragic and we still haven't fully learned of the impact that this earthquake has had on the region. I can't even begin to imagine what it was like being in the line of fire of that wind blast, scary stuff. I hadn't even realized that those were a hazard until the talk about them at ESAW this past Fall, definitely left me feeling a bit spooked about spending time near mountains with large seracs.

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Re: Nepal earthquake & Everest avalanche
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2015, 08:43:23 am »
Before and after photos of monasteries and city streets in Katmandu in the news show rebuilding issues of an an unimaginable scale in Nepal, the 3rd poorest country on the globe! World Heritage sites of tremendous beauty and irreplaceable value are devastated! The damage to dwellings and people in the villages will demand years of effort to recover from. Tourism has been Nepal's major income by far. The loss of income needed to rebuild will be incalculable due to the damage to the infrastructure of which the "primitive" nature was a large part of its attraction to many! They will need prayers, but much more importantly economic aid in huge amounts-- can we just stop wars and dedicate that money to helping humans in need? ( Save your breath! I know how na´ve that statement is!)

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Re: Nepal earthquake & Everest avalanche
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2015, 10:22:26 am »
Glad to hear that Rick, Celia, and the Group from IME are all OK! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Re: Nepal earthquake & Everest avalanche
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2015, 10:52:03 am »
Reports this morning at 10:00am indicated that the death toll was unofficially 3,700. Those numbers do not include injuries or casualties from the outlying towns and villages that have been cut off from aid and communication. Horrible...just unfathomable
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Re: Nepal earthquake & Everest avalanche
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2015, 11:11:04 am »
Hard to say, but I believe the toll will go much higher as the more remote areas are reached. 18 at Everest  basecamp ?  there must be 1,000 people there this time of year ?

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Re: Nepal earthquake & Everest avalanche
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2015, 01:39:32 pm »
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Re: Another disaster on Everest
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2015, 06:37:59 am »
Our own Mark Richey, who has made over 50 expeditions to the greater ranges was interviewed a few days ago on this tragic event:

http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Locals-With-Nepal-Ties-React-to-Devastating-Quake-301502251.html

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Re: Nepal earthquake & Everest avalanche
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2015, 04:20:04 am »
My wife and I are in the Lake District, (UK), visiting John Porter. John has been very busy organizing aid for Nepal, along with Chris Bonington, and Doug Scott, who all live in the same village. Three truck loads of tents, sleeping bags etc. were shipped out yesterday.