Saturday, May 9, 2009

Everest 2009 Dispatch: Avalanche on camera

A few weeks ago, news of the first team to summit Everest in 2009 showed up in the media. A team of sherpas that were cleaning the route for other expeditions. IMG sherpa Mingma Tenzing was first on top of Everest for 2009 at 12:25pm. Panuru (IMG), Kami Rita (AAI), Dorje and Nima Tsering (Himex) were a few minutes behind him. They left the Col at 2:15am.

This week, a completely different story: one Sherpa disapeard in an Avalanche on Base Camp. The avalanche was massive, caught on camera, and very impressive pictures were taken.

For the original post: See the First Ascent Blog.

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