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to find out he was dealing with another disaster and he was back in ‘‘rescue mode’’.
Aucklander Elizabeth Farrington was walking up the Khumbu Glacier and was on a rock outcrop at 5200 metres when the massive quake struck. ‘‘We all thought we slipped at the same time, then the ground began to boil,’’ Farrington, 24, said in an email to her parents.
‘‘Crouched against the ground, we saw the cloud of snow screaming down . . . Tek, our guide, screamed at us to run. Walking uphill at that altitude is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Sprinting was going to kill me if the avalanche didn’t’’.
Her group managed to make it to safety at the Gorak Shep, a hamlet about 4km down from the base camp.
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