An earthquake-triggered avalanche took place early Monday morning on Mount Ama Dablam, Nepal. The 5.6 magnitude earthquake resulted in snow and ice rushing down the mountain leaving one British climber injured and a 43-year old Nepalese sherpa dead.
Located about 16 km south of Mount Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam is in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal. The incident this morning occurred as the 13-member expedition team left Camp II for Camp III in an attempt to reach the 22,349 foot summit. All other team members were uninjured.
“The avalanche occurred after the quake hit. The two were airlifted but the guide died on the way. The British climber suffered minor injuries and is undergoing treatment in Kathmandu.”
Iswari Paudel, Managing Director of Himalayan Guides