Skip to comments.Montana Mountaineers OK After ‘Massive’ Mount Everest Avalanche
Posted on 04/29/2012 5:51:25 AM PDT by jimbo123
The team members of an expedition on Mount Everest, including four Montanans, are all OK but a Sherpa was seriously injured after a massive avalanche swept down an adjacent ridge and razed Base Camp 1 early Friday.
Montana State University geologist David Lageson, MSU student Travis Corthouts, renowned mountaineer and Bozeman native Conrad Anker and MSU alumnus Kris Erickson are safe, according to a post from Lageson on the expedition's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/everesteducation.
"Camp 1, near the top of icefall, was all but obliterated according to early reports," Lageson wrote. "After an intense period of frantic radio calls from EBC to account for climbers and Sherpa staff, it appears that everyone is thankfully accounted for."
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Rest In Peace, Alex Lowe.....a good Montanan and a good man.