Earthquake Rocks Everest Region of Nepal by Reuben Tabner

Former LD Mountain Centre team member is currently at Everest Base Camp he has shared some thoughts and pictures from the drama of the last few days with us, we are glad to hear Reuben and Katie are alright and our thoughts are with all who have been affected by this disaster.

This is a brief update following Saturday’s earthquake to let everyone know that both Katie and myself are safe and well in Pheriche, if a little tired and shaken. The last 48 hours have been non-stop, with very little sleep and a lot of stress. We have just managed to reestablish our internet connection, so it is only now that we are seeing the full magnitude of what has hit Nepal, outside of  the bubble that we have been in here in the Everest Region.
On Saturday, we had just arrived back from spending a cold night, benighted high up on the Kongma La Pass at 5,400 metres due to heavy snow, when the earthquake struck at 11:56 am local time. Initially we thought and hoped that it was localised and perhaps a major landslide somewhere in the valley, however primally reports quickly confirmed this not to be the case. In Pheriche, over 90% of the buildings have been damaged, some of them completely flattened, but by some stroke of luck there was only one minor head injury.
25.04.2015  Pheriche, Khumbu, Nepal. A house destroyed by an earthquake in the Himalayan village of Pheriche in the Everest Region of Nepal.
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