At least 13 Nepali guides, most of whom were Sherpas, were killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest on Friday, making it the deadliest accident on the world’s highest peak. The avalanche occurred in an area nicknamed the “popcorn field,” which is surrounded by ice boulders along the route leading through the Khumbu Icefall. The avalanche struck at about 19,000 feet, just below Camp 1. Read related article

Source: Himalayan Database and | Richard Johnson and Anup Kaphle/The Washington Post April 18, 2014
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