Everest claims 13 lives
KATHMANDU, Nepal — The death toll from Mount Everest’s deadliest avalanche on record rose to 13 Saturday as another body was pulled out of the snow. Three people are still missing. Seven survivors were rescued after the avalanche Friday.
The avalanche hit as the group of climbing guides was ascending from the base camp to Camp 1.
Every year, before the climbing season begins in May, guides make an initial trip up the mountain to set up tents and lay up food and other equipment for climbers. The dead were employees from five different trekking companies. More than 4,000 people have summitted the mountain since the first ascent in 1953; 400 have died trying.
— Deutsche Presse-Agentur