Friday, April 18, 2014

Catastrophe on Mt. Everest: avalanche (video)

Amber Larson, Dhr. Seven, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Daily Mail Reporters (April 18, 2014)
At least six climbers are dead after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mt. Everest on Friday (local time) and hit a route used to ascent the world's highest peak, officials said.

Gathering at base camp before ascent to peak
A Nepalese Sherpa recovers in the hospital after 12 of his friends and co-workers are killed in high-altitude avalanche on Mount Everest while they were preparing route for Western tourists.

A group of Nepalese Sherpas were caught in an avalanche on the slopes of Everest [yester]day, killing 12 and injuring three. The avalanche hit base camps at 6:30 am killing a dozen Sherpas. Four are still missing, and three are in critical condition in a Kathmandu hospital.
The avalanche hit below Camp 2 around 6:30 am Friday morning (
Pem Dorje Sherpa on Everest, May 2005
The first images of one of the surviving Sherpas, named as Dawa Tashi Sherpa, has been released as he and two others remain in critical condition at Grandi International Hospital, Kathmandu.

Four of the Sherpas are still missing and feared dead after what is thought to be the deadliest incident to ever occur on [what is allegedly] the world's highest mountain. [That title might belong to K2/Ketu].

The group had gone up the mountainside early in the morning to fix the ropes for hundreds of climbers when the avalanche hit them just below the camp around 6:30 am.
Buddhist/Bon Sherpa family, Himalayas, Nepal
A spokesman for the Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Aviation said the government will pay £400 compensation to the families of the dead. More

NAMES OF DEAD SHERPAS A list of the dead Sherpas were released by the Nepalese government today: 1. Mingma Nuru Sherpa, 2. Dorji Sherpa, 3. Ang Tshiri Sherpa, 4. Nima Sherpa, 5. Phurba Ongyal Sherpa, 6. Lakpa Tenjing Sherpa, 7. Chhiring Ongchu Sherpa, 8. Dorjee Khatri, 9. Then Dorjee Sherpa, 10. Phur Temba Sherpa, 11. Pasang Karma Sherpa, 12. Asman Tamang

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