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Everest Climbers from Steamboat Springs Unharmed by Earthquake

04/30/2015 05:31PM ● By Grant Johnson
We featured Kim Hess and Chhiring Dorje Sherpa in the spring issue of Steamboat Magazine, when they told us about their plans to climb Mt. Everest. We are happy to report that though the team was at Everest Base Camp when the earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday, they were unharmed by the ensuing avalanche.

"All the IMG members and sherpas are safe. The many climbers up at Camps 1 and 2 from several different teams are all doing well… Greg reports that the IMG Base Camp has been turned into a triage center, and our big dining tents are now being used as hospital tents. Asian Trekking and Himex are also treating injured climbers at their camps. Current reports are 14 dead and about 50 injured."

Get updates on the situation as it unfolds at the International Mountain Guides' 2015 Mt. Everest Expedition Coverage page

Kim Hess takes time to reflect in Russias Baksan Valley in July 2012  Courtesy Kim Hess

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