Huge Avalanche on Manaslu - Nine Feared Deadby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Sep/2012
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Glen Plake talking to EpicTV
"It was a major, major accident. There are up to 14 people missing. There were 25 tents at Camp 3 [6800m] and all of them were destroyed, 12 tents at Camp 2 [6300m] were banged up and moved around...
...I was swept 300 meters over a serac and down the mountain and came to a stop still in my sleeping bag, still inside the tent, still with my headlamp on...."
Seven bodies have reported to have been spotted by helicopter, with at least five other climbers unaccounted for. Current reports suggest that Lécluse is still missing.
Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world at 8,156m. According to data in the Himalaya by Numbers document compiled by Elizabeth Hawley, Manaslu ranks as the third deadliest 8000m peak based on attempts and ascents between 1950 and 2006, with 41 deaths out of 1259 climbers.
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