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Oh No!

Sending thoughts and prayers to the rescuers.  

Your blog about this Plake, Remy, Greg climb have been interesting.  So Sad to see this kind of news during their adventure. 

 

Edit:  The link is not working for me but it prompted me to look up other news on the avalanche. 

 

 

http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Manaslu+avalanche+toll+rises+to+9%26sbquo%3B+25+missing&NewsID=348321

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19691512

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/23/nepal-avalanche-kills-climbers


Edited by Trekchick - 9/23/12 at 9:29am
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Close Call for Glenn Plake

My apologies if this has already been posted or I'm posting in the wrong area but just read about GP's near miss.

 

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2012/09/glen-plake-greg-hill-survive-manaslu-avalanche-that-kills-9/

 

Was just reading a thread about him last week here. Would have been awful way to start the season.

 

Greg

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The link is working now.
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Keeping fingers crossed for some better news...

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JF

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Sad to hear. It is such an incredible place where everything is massive. RIP and vibes to those affected.

 

As an attempt to represent the scale, IIRC this shot was taken about 3 miles below and 10 miles away:

 

post #7 of 24

Wow.  Hope this works out for all those affected.

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I heard Glenn was swept down the slope over 300 meters in his sleeping bag and in his tent.  He lost a couple teeth and a little bruised up but fine otherwise.  Sounds like many missing still. Praying for the missing and injured.

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Idris has been posting links to the adventure day by day in the Glen Plake thread

http://www.epicski.com/t/39673/glen-plake/90#post_1480492

 

Its a pretty cool blog/video story to follow if you have a chance.  I'm just really sad that this is how it ended.  

Thoughts go out to those involved. 

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Wow.  Really scary.

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I've been following the abovementioned thread, and the news came as a shock. Here's a brief background article on Manaslu.

 

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-incidents/the-unlikely-attraction-of-nepals-killer-mountain-20120925-26ib0.html

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My apologies if this has already been posted or I'm posting in the wrong area but just read about GP's near miss.

 

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2012/09/glen-plake-greg-hill-survive-manaslu-avalanche-that-kills-9/

 

Was just reading a thread about him last week here. Would have been awful way to start the season.

 

Greg

I moved your post over to this one because it was already moving forward 

Thanks for the link. 

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Idris, thank you for posting this.  

Its such a chilling thing to read.  My heart goes out to you.

I can't imagine how rescuers do what they do at that level.  Incredible people.....

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Sobering, and poignant.

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That is probably one of the most powerful things I've read about this.  Thanks for sharing. 

 

Thoughts and prayers continue.

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Glen is on AC 360 right now!

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Here's the video of Plake on AC 360 09/26/12

 

 

Man, that is tough.

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Complete Plake segment on AC 360 CNN video...

 

http://www.backcountrymagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=805&Itemid=181


Edited by jc-ski - 9/27/12 at 12:32pm
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The classic climbing season in Nepal used to be after mid October when the monsoons end and late winter/spring before the monsoons return. Perhaps this changing now but I thought the principal reason for this was that the monsoons brought heavy rains on the approach march and deep snowfall up high, making climbing even more difficult and dangerous. It shouldn't be surprising then that avalanche conditions might be more severe than they would be at other times. I'm glad to hear that there were survivors.

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Up here in Quebec we lost a cardiologist in that avalanche.  He was climbing as a way to raise funds for the hospital he worked at.  So sad.

 

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/montreal/Quebec+cardiologist+missing+after+avalanche+Nepal/7286889/story.html

 

http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2012/09/23/003-avalanche-nepal-dimanche.shtml

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Up here in Quebec we lost a cardiologist in that avalanche.  He was climbing as a way to raise funds for the hospital he worked at.  So sad.

 

 

I remember listening to flipping radio stations in car then Radio-Canada hearing talks about avalanche in the Himalayas. Realized about it was Bernard Voyer talking in the interview. I had missed that part about Manaslu until they concluded the interview mentioned the Cardiologist (experienced mountaineer) was in an avalanche. It took me a while to remember (had read earlier in the summer) that Greg Hill plus Plake / Lécluse / Costa were planing to ski it. 

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On September 23rd, a massive avalanche killed 11 people on 8156-meter Manaslu, the world's eighth highest mountain. Legendary freeskier Glen Plake survived but his partners, Rémy Lécluse and Greg Costa did not. In his first interview since the tragedy, Glen Plake tells his story of this terrible tragedy.

 

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