by Bark Eater » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:08 pm
by macintosh » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:31 pm
by Trawinski » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:54 pm
by Trawinski » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:52 pm
by macintosh » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:48 am
Sunny Buns wrote:Would some avalanche control in the icefall at the start of the season help?
by macintosh » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:41 pm
by Cy Kaicener » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:02 pm
by Marcsoltan » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:55 pm
KBurnett wrote:Looking at the pictures posted by macintosh, I'm surpirsed that there are not multiple avalanche deaths in that spot every year.
by macintosh » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:24 pm
Marcsoltan wrote:Most of the accidents on Khumbu icefall take place when climbers/sherpas fall into crevasses or get crushed due to serac collapses. This was not an ordinary avalanche as Macintosh explains:
"The 2014 event was an ice release, (technically not an avalanche), not snow, and when the serac hovering off the west Shoulder of Everest collapsed, it sent house sized ice blocks all over the route. This is different than a traditional snow avalanche that can be triggered to release by explosives. With hanging ice it may stay there for decades or fall tomorrow, there is no way of knowing or predicting.(sic)"
by Sunny Buns » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:01 am
by macintosh » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:03 am
Diego Sahagún wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwWVJmxmKgs
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