Friday, 18 April 2014
About 6:30 a.m., a large booming woke us up. It was a huge avalanche that broke loose above the Khumbu Icefall. The timing was especially bad because this is the time when many people are moving through the area up to Camp I.
Although none of our clients were scheduled to be in the area, we did have four of our Sherpas carrying loads up to Camp I. Blessedly, they are all fine.
Early reports suggest as many as 15 people are unaccounted for at this time (11:00 a.m.). There is now a big rescue effort underway with more than 100 people working the area. Two helicopters are in support.
While everyone in our party is fine, our thoughts and prayers go out to those who are injured or missing.
Lots of love to our family and friends.
Posted by: Scott Williams
Blogs by other members of the expedition
Shane - http://HeartHealthyEverestClimb2014.blogspot.com
Steve - http://Wetumpka2Everest.blogspot.com
Jeff - http://www.highpeakadventures.com/high_peak_adventures/web_log/web_log.html
View from our camp up the icefall