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  Tibet Suspends Climb

27 April 2015 -


Update from David O'Brien Leader of the Tibet expeditions:

Hello everyone, we arrived back down to the relative safety and comfort of Base Camp yesterday evening. It is very sad to hear the continuing tragic news and of loss of life both on the South Side of Everest, in Kathmandu and the rest of Nepal. Our thoughts go out the families of all those affected.

Our Sherpa’s also descended with us to try to get information about their respective families as communication is easier here. Most have now been able to telephone through to their families to confirm their safety, but as yet not all, clearly communications are down in several regions. Some have experienced damage to their houses. All of our Sherpa’s are however in good spirits and we hope to receive further good news from the remaining families.

Activity on the mountain above ABC has been suspended for five days from yesterday, so most teams are now either at Base Camp or on their way here.

Two new members Steve and Rob joined us today and we are all enjoying Base Camp life despite the events going on around us.

 

 

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