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Nepal Avalanche

Postby Overlandman » Mon 24 Sep, 2012 11:59 am

An avalanche has swept away climbers and their camps on the world's eighth-highest mountain in northern Nepal, killing at least nine climbers with another three missing.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-23/a ... he/4276596

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Re: Nepal Avalanche

Postby wayno » Mon 24 Sep, 2012 12:29 pm

apparently manaslu is known for its avalanche danger. post monsoon, can be more snow around than pre monsoon
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Re: Nepal Avalanche

Postby ninjapuppet » Mon 24 Sep, 2012 3:00 pm

One of the worst disasters in recent times. I have 2 mates on manaslu at the moment, just got back down from camp 3 back to basecamp only a few hours before it wiped out camp 3 completely.

So close.
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Re: Nepal Avalanche

Postby wayno » Tue 25 Sep, 2012 5:49 am

Manaslu Update
Five helicopters spent the day ferrying injured climbers from the wreckage of Camp 3 (20,500ft.) on the northeast face of Manaslu (8156m). At least nineteen injured climbers have been ferried off the mountain in the wake of a massive avalanche.
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web12x/news ... slu-update
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Re: Nepal Avalanche

Postby wayno » Wed 26 Sep, 2012 6:52 am

http://himalayanexperience.com/newslett ... wsletter-7

The morning of 23rd started with a radio message from another team at 05.10 to say that their camp 3 had been avalanched and that two of their members were missing and one was left with very little equipment standing in the open. For the first time on this expedition the sky was clear so I was able to see through our telescope that there had been a massive serac collapse that had propagated a large slab avalanche that had travelled down part of the climbing route. I could see many head lamps already on the avalanche debris so figured that rescue teams were already on site.
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