Spring 2015 | List of Everest Base Camp Avalanche Victims

Following the disastrous 7.9 earthquake, more than 5000 casualties have been confirmed in Nepal. Search and rescue has just started in far-off valleys of the mountainous country. It’s feared that the death toll may surpass 10,000.

An Ice avalanche from the saddle between Pumori and Lingtren partially destroyed EBC, killing and injuring multiple individuals at Base Camp. As per Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), the catastrophe resulted in 19 casualties (Edit: A reliable source from the region mentions death toll of 22+, though.) The figure includes foreign climbers and trekkers, and mountain workers (HAPs and Kitchen Staff) from Nepal.

Pasang Temba Sherpa, victim of Everest BC Avalanche; Source

Here is the list of victims, as per information shared by NMA, details coming from climbers and expedition leaders and deaths confirmed by other resources.

Dreamers Destination Lhotse Expedition
1. Zhenfang Ge (Expedition Leader, China), DoB: 25-07-1971
2. Yomagato Horoshi (Trekker, Japan) DoB: 10-2-1959

First Chinese Women Everest Expedition
3. Renu Fotedar (female) (Australia) DoB:22-7-1965
4. Lakpa Chhiring Sherpa (HAP, Nepal) DoB:18-4-1982

Step Up Campaign Everest
5. Shiva Kumar Shrestha (Kitchen Staff, Nepal) DoB:20-8-1989

Jagged Globe Everest Expedition
6. Daniel Paul Fredinburg (USA) DoB: 8-9-1981

Madison Mountaineering Everest and Lhotse Expedition
7. Marisa Eve Girawong, (USA) (Base Camp Doctor) DoB: 24-12-1986

Adventure Consultants Expedition
8. Dawa Tsering Sherpa (Chawrikharka, Nepal) (HAP) DoB: 31-1-1982
9. Pema Yishi Sherpa (Bung, Nepal) (HAP) DoB: 25-11-1989
10. Chhimi Dawa Sherpa (Khumjung, Nepal) (HAP) DoB: 28-8-1987
11. Pemba Sherpa (Solu, Nepal) (Kitchen Staff) DoB: 25-2-1996
12. Maila Rai (Bung, Nepal) (Kitchen Staff) DoB: 9-5-1973

Tim Mosedale Everest Expedition
13. Pasang Temba Sherpa (Kitchen Staff, Nepal)
14. Krishna Kumar Rai (Kitchen Staff, Nepal)
15. Tenzing Bhote (HAP, Nepal)

16. Vinh B Truong (Trekker, Vietnamese-American)

TET Films & Photography
17. Tom Taplin (Documentary-making, USA), Age:61

18. Unknown
19. Unknown

(Thank you, Bob A. Schelfhout Aubertijn for collecting, verifying and sharing the details).
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