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April 27, 2012

Avalanches on Everest: Everyone is safe


Reports today from the mountain relate some harrowing moments due to avalanches at the top of the Khumbu Ice Fall. Updates from our North Face partners indicate that all climbers and others on Everest have been located and are safe. A Sherpa who served as a cook for one contingent fell into a crevasse. He was rescued and flown out by helicopter. He has been taken to Kathmandu and is expected to fully recover.

For a first hand report, see the blog post by a Montana State University student on The North Face website.

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