As I write there are 17 confirmed dead at Mt.Everest.
My Sherpa contacts in the U.S. had hoped for a resumption of the season since it means so much to Nepal revenue-wise.
But they hadn’t seen this video released today that shows the power of the quake as it hit the base camp.
Reports on Monday morning now put dead at more than 4,000 throughout Nepal.
The numbers of people hurt on Mt. Everest also grows. At least 17 are dead. And as some of the injured have been rescued two days after the initial quake, the fear remains that an unknown number of people may still be trapped on the mountain.
Tuesday morning reports say the death toll is now more than 5,000, and growing.
By comparison, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines claimed more than 6,000 lives.
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