Dear EverestNews.com, I have received the very sad news that Chhewang Nima
Sherpa (43), 19 Time Everest Summiter, was caught in an avalanche on Mt.
Baruntse (7129m) on 23rd Oct. I have been informed that the Avalanche
occurred at 4:30 Pm at an altitude of 7045m.
The search for Chhewang Nima is still ongoing and I can only pray that he
is still alive. Tomorrow, on 25th October, a helicopter search party will be
dispatched to the area, accompanied by his family members.
Chhewang Nima was climbing with " Adventure Trip Baruntse Expedition Autumn
2010" under the management of Sherpa Shangrila Treks(P) ltd.
Ang Tshering Sherpa
Nima who worked for Alpine Ascents on Everest was just one Summit short of
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