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Redwic
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:18 pm   
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Knowing of a few people who will be travelling to the Himilayas this year, as well as thinking of the recent local accidents, this tragedy really hit home.

http://news.yahoo.com/avalanche-sweeps-everest-4-5-believed-buried-031754338.html;_ylt=AwrSyCUjp1BTJXQAWQPQtDMD

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Ingunn
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:49 pm   
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Latest report I heard said at least six dead, all Sherpas.  frown.gif

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Redwic
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Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:02 am   
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Now 12 dead, 3 missing.

http://news.yahoo.com/12-killed-3-missing-avalanche-everest-090731806.html

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Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:34 am   
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A climbing partner of mine was in the Khumbu Icefall several hundred meters below where the avalanche hit. He's safely back at basecamp, thankfully.

This is the single biggest loss of life on Everest; it looks like 16 or 17 Sherpa could be dead, which is double the loss of life in the infamous storm in 1996.

It's a dark, dark day on Everest. Sending good thoughts to those who lost their lives, their families, and those in the area.

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Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:02 am   
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The ferry disaster, the wars, the crazies, now this.  Somedays I just gotta go home and hug my dog, and somedays even that isn't enough.

So much trouble in the world.
What you gotta do:  give a little.

I was singing that old Bob Marley song last evening when the double rainbow came out.
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GaliWalker
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Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:22 am   
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Better to go and hug a manatee.

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Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:19 pm   
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i am so saddened by the loss of Sherpas and climbers bawl.gif

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