The Khumbu Icefall

is a perilous section of the summit route riddled with

deadly crevices and unstable boulders of ice.

At approximately 6:35 am on April 18th, 2014 an ice avalanche occurred

near the top of the Icefall where several Sherpa

were climbing to prepare camps for the climbing season.

After an extensive search and rescue effort, officials determined

the avalanche claimed the lives of 16 Sherpa.

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  • The Climb

  • Khumbu Icefall

  • The Summit

Experience the Trek to the Summit