Annapurna avalanche

Annapurna always catches my attention now that I’ve read Herzog’s book. The Russian climbing blog details a recent expedition on Annapurna that suffered a horrible accident. From the site:

ILjas Tukhvatullin group was climbing from C1 to C2 yesterday, when the huge avalanche headed down… It happened on 3 p.m. Iljas and Ivan Lobanov have been burried, only one climber was not caught. He tried to find his friends, but it was impossible… He ascended the rest 150 m to C2 – there was the safety place, the air wave only broke the tent… Then he descended to C1 and radioed to BC. Today Gleb Sokolov and his group are asceding from BC to the tragedy place to try to find somebody… It was not the serac crash, the whole icy slope fell down, perhaps as a result of earthquake…

very sad.

You can see the original site here.

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