Mt. Everest: Dave Hahn Calls in from Everest Base Camp

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Billy Nugent, JJ Justman | April 19, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575'

Hey this is Dave Hahn calling from Everest Base Camp.  Today was another difficult day dealing with the tragedies from yesterday.  The team members stayed in Base Camp today, it was cloudy, a little snowy, a little cold.  Three of our Sherpa team, Tshering, Lam Babu and Pemba helicoptered up, with others, to the accident site to continue the difficult and dangerous work that some of us were engaged in yesterday of well, body retrieval at this point.  There are still three missing, is my understanding, and they were not able to find those three.  But they did a great job in going up and working hard and trying to make a difference and we are very proud of them. 
The team is well, obviously, it is a difficult situation, everything is somewhat in limbo.  There is word of a number of teams that are pulling the plug and are not going to climb.  But we will see how these next couple of days play out.  I told my climbers to be ready for anything.
We will keep you informed.

Bye now.

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Khumbu Icefall after the April 18th avalanche. Photo: Dave Hahn


RMI Guide Dave Hahn checks in from Everest Base Camp.

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Happy Easter to all. bc

Posted by: bc on 4/20/2014 at 6:19 am

Hi

Good day, I learnt about the tragedy few days ago. Even though I have never been to Nepal, I have always interest in the Everest. Please stay strong. My thoughts and prayers with the sherpas and their families.

Best regards
Kok Wai
Singapore

Posted by: Kok Wai on 4/20/2014 at 5:25 am

Hi

Good day, I am deeply sorry to hear about the tragedy that happened recently. Even though I have never been to Nepal but I have always interest in Everest. I hope you and your team will stay strong. My thoughts and prayers with the sherpas and their families.

Best regards
Kok Wai
Singapore

Posted by: Kok Wai on 4/20/2014 at 5:23 am

Hao and team: we are thinking of all of you and those who were lost or injured. We are very proud of the RMI guides and Sherpas who helped in the rescue and recovery effort despite the risks. Dave’s voice is reassuring though we are thousands of miles away. We send you love and support. Stay strong for yourself and each other! - FX

Posted by: FX on 4/20/2014 at 4:48 am

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