Everest Avalanche Death Toll Rises


13 Nepalese guides have been killed and three other people are still missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest.

The avalanche – the deadliest in eight years – hit the most popular route to the mountain’s peak.

It hit an area just below a hiking base camp at around 1:30am this morning, Irish time.

Irish mountaineer Jason Black has climbed Everest. He says he is devastated by the news.

“These guys know this mountain inside out – it’s their life” he said.

“It’s a real tragedy – as an Everest summiter myself my heart goes out to these guys, I know what these guys do to facilitate climbers from around the world to…follow the dreams of life to get to the top of world” he added.


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