Friday, April 18, 2014
(Nepal) -- At least two people are dead and up to ten are missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest. An executive with Alpine Ascents International in Seattle told CNN the avalanche took place above a base camp in the Khumbu Ice Fall. The missing are said to be Sherpa guides who had been setting the ropes and preparing camps along the climbing route. The climbing season on Mount Everest begins no earlier than May 15th.