Easter weekend started with a disaster on Mount Everest when an avalanche came on the south side and poured down over the ice-fall where lots of Sherpas where passing carrying equipment to the different camps. The weekend has been a long wait to hear what had happened to friends and acquaintances who are on the southside for climbing this spring and unfortunately I can now say that I have met three of the victims and I think of their families.
The Home Ministry as well as the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) have confirmed the death of 12 mountaineers so far. But when I´m writing this blog I got a mess that they found one of the missing but I don´t know whom and that they have stopped the searching.
Everest ice fall avalanche: names of victims
Mingma Nuru Sherpa of Namche-4
Dorji Sherpa of Namche-4
Ang Tshiri Sherpa of Namche-07
Nima Sherpa of Namche-09
Phurba Ongyal Sherpa of Khumjung-07
Lakpa Tenjing Sherpa of Khumjung-02
Chhring Ongchu Sherpa of Khumjung-02
Dorjee Khatri of Lelep-09
Then Dorjee Sherpa of Khumjung-07
Phur Tempa Sherpa of Yaphu-09
Pasag Karma Sherpa of Juvin-05,
Asman Tamang of Sotang-09
Still missing according to the Ministry:
Tenzing Chottar Sherpa of Namche-09
Ankaji Sherpa of Makalu-09
Pem Tenji Sherpa of Choksam-02
Ash Bahadur Gurung of Laprak-07
The climbers belong to Shangrila Nepal, Himalayan Guides Nepal Treks and Expedition, Seven Summit Treks, Summit Nepal Trekking and Himalayan Ecstasy Treks.