The group of skiers who were attempting to climb and ski Mount Manaslu  (Glen Plake To Ski the 8th Tallest Mountain in the World) were hit by a massive avalanche at 7,000m as they were preparing to head toward the summit. Details are sketchy at the moment but it has been confirmed that 9 are dead. Bad weather with thick clouds are hampering the rescue efforts.

Glen Plake gave EpicTV the following graphic account of what happened when the avalanche hit his camp in the middle of the night.

“Greg and I were in a tent together, Rémy was in another. It was 4:45am and I was in my sleeping bag with my headlamp on reading my devotional when we heard a roar. Greg looked at me and said, “That was a big gust of wind,” then a second later, “No, that was an avalanche.”

Then it hit us.

I was swept 300 meters over a serac and down the mountain and came to a stop still in my sleeping bag, still inside the tent. We all went to sleep with avalanche transceivers on so I punched my way out of the tent and started searching.

Searched for 10 minutes when I realized I was barefoot.

Greg was using my down suit for a pillow and I found my suit, I found everything that was in my tent – camera, sleeping bag, ski boots, it was like someone had thrown my gear in the back of a pickup – but there was no sign of Greg. Rémy and his tent are nowhere to be found.”

Our condolences to the friends and family of the lost skiers.

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  1. Daryn Edmunds says:

    This is terrible news. I am glad that Plake made it out alive. I don’t want to lose another hero to the mountains.

  2. Tough says:

    I’ve met Remy before and even interviewed him once about extreme skiing. A good guy and a true extreme skier. The lines he’d been putting down in the alps were difficult to understand. The himalayas are not friendly to skiing. RIP Remy.

  3. Patty Robbins says:

    So, so sad…my son died eleven years ago in an avalanche. Please be careful out there…

  4. torn edge says:

    one article said that it is possible that Greg or Remi are among the injured climbers that were flown out to hospitals.

  5. currywurst says:

    wow.watched all the vids last week and what a tragedy…:::Vibes:::

  6. Daaaave says:

    Nine gone. Dammit.

  7. Mark says:

    FKNA, that’s some scary shit. Couldn’t imagine being swept away while in your bag.

  8. This guy was lucky enough to escape the terrible accident. We are helpless on the hands of mother nature. Our condolence to the family and may the souls rest in peace.

    Ramdung Expedition Go Treks and P. Ltd
    Nepal Trekking and Tours agency

  9. tofiney74 says:

    hi blake ……hope you’re fine ……..i’m one of best friend of greg when was at school ………i’m from his born village ,,,,,me and greg’s friend’s hope to refind him alive ……..just a question for you blake .,..please answer ……you find all your items in your tent ,,,but greg nothing ,,,,,are you think is possible that he would have been able to succeed has to go out of the tent And find or built a shelter …………or impossible ????

    his friends and family very worried sound in …….. good restoring blake


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