At least 11 people are now thought to be dead following a massive avalanche in Nepal. Earlier today the search for the remaining climbers was called off. Rescue coordinator Mingma Sherpa was quoted as saying “The mission is over for now.”
The confirmed dead are 4 French nationals, a German climber, an Italian, a Spaniard, a Canadian and a Nepalese guide. It is believed that the remaining dead are French.
EpicTV has posted the following information to their website
- Ludovic Challeat (FRA)
- Fabrice Priez (FRA)
- Catherine Ricard (FRA)
- Philippe Bos (FRA)
- Dawa Sherpa (NEP)
- Marty Gasull (ESP)
- Christine Mittenmeyer (GER)
- Alberto Magliano (ITA)
- Rémy Lécluse (FRA)
- Greg Costa (FRA)
- Dominique Ouimet (CAN)
In addition, the same police official report that 10 injured climbers were accepted into the hospital at Kathmandu. One might have died since being checked in.
Four of the twenty-five climbers at Camp 3, including Glen Plake, walked back into Base Camp. Their names have not been released.
Greg Hill reports on his Facebook page that all members of his team are safe.
PlanetMountain.com reports that all the Italian Mountain Expedition clients who were in Camp 2 at the time of the avalanche have survived.
A representative of Russell Brice’s Himalayan Experience team based in Chamonix tell us they were all in base camp at the time of the tragedy and are all safe.