12 Months ago today there was an avalanche on Everest which took the lives of 16 Sherpas.
Today there is no climbing as a mark of respect and reflection on the tragedy.
A sad day today. One year ago exactly, I was sat in this self-same lodge, the Himalayan Hotel in Pheriche, when an English man named Tim, shaking with nerves, walked in and announced that there’d been a bad avalanche in the Khumbu Ice Fall. It’s a ‘black day’ for the whole of Nepal – with businesses closed and Pemba and myself staying put for the day, to remember the sixteen lad’s who lost their lives that day…Rest in peace
Melanie is climbing Everest and is raising funds for Canine Partners, you can donate on her JustGiving Page here: http://www.justgiving.com/MelSouthworth
Wishing Melanie all the best in her expedition and a safe return.