Everest Climbers Hit By Deadly Snow, Rock After Nepal Quake

April 26, 2015 11:42 AM

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. As we heard earlier in the program, the death toll from yesterday's earthquake in Nepal has passed 2,000 and is expected to rise. The tragedy also struck on Mount Everest, where a number of climbing parties were hit by avalanches triggered by the earthquake. Outside Magazine Senior Editor Grayson Schaffer is monitoring information coming in from the climbing community. He joins us on the line from Santa Fe, N.M. Thank you so much for being with us, Grayson.

MARTIN: It sounds like the worst avalanche hit base camp, which is usually safe from avalanches, right?

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