Last Friday’s avalanche on Everest

I know quite a few people at EBC right now so was a little concerned when I heard about the avalanche.  Fortunately, all who I know are safe and sound.  The same cannot be said for others.  My sincere condolences to those killed in the avalanche and to the Sherpa community in Nepal. For on the ground at Everest Base Camp updates on that story, you can follow Peak Freak’s blog here There was a memorial ceremony for those lost in the avalanche yesterday in Boudhanath, Kathmandu yesterday.  Mingmar’s son Pasang Rinji Sherpa sent me the photos if you are interested.

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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2 Responses to Last Friday’s avalanche on Everest

  1. Angela says:

    Kate – when I heard about the avalanche, I immediately thought of you. Definitely scared and sadden by the whole event, but glad to hear that your friends are ok.

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