Ep 002: Avalanche on Everest Part 2

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On the Nepal side of Mt Everest, just above basecamp at (17,600ft) on the South Col Route lies the Khumbu glacier.  At the head of this massive field of ice is an area known as the Khumbu Icefall. Often regarded as one of the most dangerous parts of the Southeast route this waterfall of giant blocks of ice (some as big as buses or even houses) is constantly moving. And surrounding these gigantic shifting blocks of ice are seracs and crevases that go down hundreds of feet into the glacier.

We pick up Alex’s story after the 2014 Avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall that killed 16 Sherpas. 

To find out more about Alex & his Epic 7 Challenge visit his site.

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