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Update from Everest Base Camp
It is the next morning in Nepal now.  Jon said there are 18 people dead at Everest Base Camp.  Helicopters are arriving soon (or already arrived) to get the injured people out. Jon was just interviewed on CNN but I'm not sure if we'll see it because it is o...

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Earthquake and Avalances at Everest Base Camp
Saturday, April 25th 12:05am Hi Everyone, Jon just called from his satellite phone to let us know that he and everyone on his team are OK.  There was a major earthquake in Nepal: http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/25/asia/nepal-earthquake-7-5-magnitude/index.html H...

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A quiet day of reflection
Lots of snow this year. It looks cold but the snow actually insulates the tents nicely. You just don't feel like digging out until the sun hits the camp. Nathan and I on the ridge approaching Everest Base Camp April 18, 2015 (One year after 16 lives were ta...

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Update from the trek to base camp
Jon is at 12,687 feet by the Tengboche monastery.  The trek is going very well.  Today, the weather turned cold and a little snowy and the group is heading to Periche (14,340 feet). -- Susan Reiter The view from Jon's room in Tengboche Jon Reiter and Moises...

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A final thought or two as we prepare to come home
Me and my buddy Marcus Bridle of Melbourne, Australia Marcus and I are headed home. This trip may not have seen us on top of Everest but it has provided more life experience than I had ever expected or bargained for. What a trip! After getting back to Kathm...

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Coming home
I spoke with Jon this morning and he is coming home! Jon's Sherpa guide Dawa is featured in a front page story on CNN at http://www.cnn.com/ titled "Hero guide spent day tending to dead friends" . It has been an extremely sad time since the avalanche disast...

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I think we're all going to need a few days to figure things out
This picture was taken today as my friend Dawa Sherpa was leaving base camp. Dawa is the man who was by my side when the avalanche struck. He's the guy who spent all day yesterday digging his friends and neighbors out of the snow and sending their limp bodi...

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Jon is OK - There's been an avalanche
Just in case you hear something on the news . . . Jon called to say that he and Marcus are OK.   They were in the icefall when an avalanche fell off the west shoulder of Everest onto the icefall between the Football Field and Camp 1.  Now he's safe back at ...

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Made in to Lukla
Yea!  Jon made it to Lukla today.  They started hiking soon after landing. We can track his location in Nepal with the following link: Jon's SPOT location You can zoom in on the current location and see the path they took out of Lukla. -- Susan

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Track Jon's location
We can track Jon's location in Nepal with the following link: http://share. findmespot .com/ shared/faces/viewspots.jsp? glId= 0BJZu4Tbpfiau9bb5592V6C3NsLuSI cgr Jon arrived in Kathmandu around midnight our time on Tuesday night (noon Wednesday local time)....
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