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kellybadal I'm shocked and saddened to hear of the avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed 12 Sherpas. Those yellow tents in the distance are the initial teams at Everest Base Camp when we were there just weeks ago; 400 people are expected to climb Everest this year (turning that barren land shown into a tent city). Sherpas are the first ones on the mountain and take on the toughest tasks -- setting the initial ropes, carrying massive loads, and often, physically assisting clients to the top. The money they earn for taking these risks is little by western standards, but lots for Nepal. My thoughts are with their families and communities, and with the climbers and Sherpas still at Base Camp. #nepal #everest #everestbasecamp #tragedy #sherpas #mountains #himalayas #tk2014yolo 2h

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  •   doctorcaro My heart goes out to all the people involved in yesterday's tragedy at EBC and all their friends and family. So relieved none of my friends were involved and wish them the best for their climb. 2h

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catails Develop the heart... Never give up. Long live the spirit of the Sherpa who guide us forever upward. #RIP #sherpapower #love #everestbasecamp #himalayas #nepal 3h

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sikkhim All respect to all #Sherpa who died on Khumbu icefall yesterday. The men who work behind the successes of summit expedition. #RIP #EverestBaseCamp 6h

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Valencia Lindsay Kalbfleisch
lindskalb We got this. #everestbasecamp 6h

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brianscottolds In honor of the 12 Sherpas that passed away yesterday preparing the route up Everest for climbing season. They are the most peaceful, caring and knowledgeable humans. This is my dad and I with two of our Sherpa guides at #everestbasecamp. Pemba Sherpa in blue had summited Everest 7 times and rescued two climbers on one attempt. #everest #nepal #sherpa 12h

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jsunnyphotography My thoughts and prayers go out to the Sherpa guides who lost their lives here today. They are the most elite group of climbers in the world and are the only reason anyone has ever been able to summit Everest. Rest in peace. #Everest #Khumbu #Sherpa #everestbasecamp #IntoNepal @jsunnyphotography 13h

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sikkhim How high did we go? #EverestBaseCamp #Nepal 14h

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jjfenton77 Sherpas are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local terrain. They were immeasurably valuable to early explorers of the Himalayan region, serving as guides at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes. Today 12 Sherpa lost there lives a few hundred feet above Base Camp! A very somber atmosphere here at Base Camp. Rest in peace. #everestbasecamp #everest #nepal #gopro #natgeotravelpic #bestvacations #natgeo #sherpa #lonelyplanet #goprooftheday #gopole #yourgopro #bucketlist
#selfie #followme #20likes #all_shots #amazing #igers #instalike #like4like #follow4follow #thenorthface #himalayas #backpacking #wanderlust #igtravel #instatravel #gopro_tourist #Besomebody
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  •   swimingeek Very sad to watch the news on tv just now.... R.I.P. Tak care..... 13h
  •   flightcrew247 May they rest in peace. 13h
  •   chriscdo84 Hope all is good Jase? 13h
  •   dan_fb Just caught the New ... Such a sad day. 12h
  •   patogtzf RIP 10h
  •   erikaannie Sad news. Prayers to the families and community. 8h
  •   starrygirl RIP 4h
  •   summ3rlov3 Very sad to hear about this. May they all rest in peace! Safe travels! 1h

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takemetoantarctica Mount Everest major avalanche swept the climbing route between Basecamp and Camp 1, killing 12.
Their time has come and there's nothing we can do, but send love and prayers to the Sherpas and climbers

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Mark Twain
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loconta A few weeks ago we got to see Mount Everest from Nepal's side. Now we got the chance to see it from Tibet's side at Everest base Camp. The skies were incredibly clear from clouds, so we got a perfect view of it'splendour. #mounteverest #ebc #everestbasecamp #topoftheworld #tibet #china #himalayas #nationalgeographic #natgeo #thenorthface 17h

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  •   denisabuev 18.04.2014 - день 10, day 10
    Сегодня моя заметка посвящена нашим гидам и компании, организатору восхождения. Но обо всем по порядку.
    Первая ночь в базовом лагере прошла спокойно. У всех конечно присутствуют признаки горной болезни, но мы к этому готовились и думаю она будет сопровождать нас всю экспедицию. Сегодня будем гулять по лагерю, общаться с родными и близкими. Интернет в полном объеме нам дает такую возможность. В общем -привыкать к высоте.
    Компания-организатор нашего восхождения называется 7vershin.ru и 7summitsclub.com. Руководитель нашей экспедиции многократный восходитель на Эверест Алекс Абрамов, его помощники также многократные восходители: гид Ноэль Ханна и гид, он же главный доктор, Сергей Ларин, гид Дмитрий Ермаков. Нашу экспедицию упорно каждый год называют - русской. Хотя это не так. Она международная. О составе подробно я напишу завтра. А так состав 10 человек из России и 6 человек со всего мира.
    Организация экспедиции великолепна. Мы 8 дней постепенно набирали высоту. Посещали знаковые места. И жили на разных высотах, что способствовало лучшей акклиматизации.
    В следующих заметках я подробно напишу о нашем быте в базовом лагере, времяпрепровождении и конечно питании))). 21h
  •   denisabuev 18.04.2014 - day 10
    Today my note is devoted to our guides and the company organizing the expedition. But about everything one after another.
    The first night passed in basic camp quietly, although you may have observe some symptoms of so called mountain sickness. But we are prepared for it and we know it may occur throughout whole expedition. We will stay today in the camp, walking around and communicating with the families through the Internet. The Internet in the camp gives us such an opportunity. In general, we need to get used to altitude.
    The company organizer of our expedition is called 7vershin.ru or 7summitsclub.com. The head of our expedition Alex Abramov, is a multiple climber to Everest, his assistants is also multiple climber - guide Noel Hanna and the guide and at the same time doctor, Sergey Larin, the guide Dmitry Ermakov is also on board. Our expedition called Russian every year. Though it not so. It international. I will write about it in details About structure in details tomorrow. In the meanwhile there s 10 people from Russia and 6 people from all over the world.
    The organization of expedition is magnificent. We have been gradually gaining altitude for the last 8 days. Also visited places of sightseeing. Also lived at different heights that helped the acclimatization the best.
    In the following notes I will in detail write about our life in basic camp, and certainly food))). 21h
  •   andrey_alekseev_ Дениска, привет! Интересно читать! Молодец! Удачи!) 20h
  •   vitalypetrov @denisabuev Привет. У вас там всё нормально?? Число погибших в результате схода лавины на Эвересте увеличилось до 11 человек 18h
  •   denisabuev @vitalypetrov Привет. У нас все в порядке. Мы идем с севера. А лавина была на юге. Со стороны Непала. Там больше будет погибших. Там много шерпов провешивали маршрут. 18h

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