Everest Avalanche Death Toll Rises

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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