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11 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Companies: Everest teams helicoptered down to base camp

SEATTLE (AP) — At least some of the Washington-based mountaineering companies with expeditions on Mount Everest say their teams have been evacuated by helicopter down to base camp from higher elevations, following the devastating Nepal earthquake and an ensuing avalanche near the world's highest peak. Rainier Mountaineering Inc., Alpine Ascents and Madison Mountaineering all had climbers stuck above an icefall ...

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APR 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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2 Wisconsin climbers at Mount Everest survive earthquake

Breckheimer, who left three weeks ago for Nepal, has climbed Mount Elbrus in Russia and attempted climbs of several other peaks, including Mount Rainier and Mount Kilimanjaro, working with Mountain Gurus, an adventure travel company in Seattle. "The team called from base camp (around 1 p.m. Nepal time) to let us know there's been an earthquake, but that everyone on ...

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APR 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Companies: Helicopter needed to get Washington Everest teams

SEATTLE (AP) — Climbing teams stuck on Mount Everest need a helicopter to bring them off the mountain after following a massive Earthquake in Nepal and a subsequent avalanche on the mountain, Seattle mountaineering companies said. The group is prepared to remain in place until help arrives, and they know their situation is not as urgent as the people injured ...

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APR 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Washington Everest teams will need to be helicoptered down

SEATTLE (AP) — Mountaineering companies based in Seattle say there's no safe way to climb down through the icefall above basecamp on Mount Everest, so they will require helicopter transportation off the mountain following the Nepal earthquake and subsequent avalanche. Guide Dave Hahn from Rainier Mountaineering says in a message on the company's website that some Sherpa guides have tried ...

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APR 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Washington Everest team loses medic as result of avalanche

About a half-dozen other Washington outfits — including Alpine Ascents, International Mountain Guides and Rainier Mountaineering Inc. — had expeditions on or near Mount Everest when the earthquake struck, killing hundreds. Guide Dave Hahn wrote on the website of Ashford-based Rainier Mountaineering that he was in a camp above the base camp when the avalanche struck, but others in his ...

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