Photos Shared by Local Hikers Show Avalanche Pouring Like a Tsunami onto Mount Everest Base Camp
Dave Creech and his partner Neal Carnam, both of Humboldt County, arrived back from Nepal after the devastating earthquake and avalance determined to help the families of Sherpa guides from their tour group who had died as well as a woman who served them lunch whose home/inn was badly damaged.
The two men had spent the night at the Mount Everest base camp not long before the 7.8 earthquake struck last Saturday. The tour company the men were with also provided support for several Chinese women and their documentary crew that were planning on summitting Mount Everest. The two men from Humboldt met the women and their crew. Sadly, when the avalanche struck, five of the people from that group died. “We were having tea and dinner with these folks just a few days before [the avalanche,” Dave Creech explained. Later, he said that he and Carnam felt the need to help the families of several of the guides who were killed from their tour group.
Creech and Carnam are working through Old Town Rotary to raise money for the guides’ families and for a woman who provided them lunch and whose home/inn was badly damaged. The two say that every cent raised will go to help these folks. “We assure people that 100% will go to the lady that we had lunch with and the two Sherpa guides’ families because they have nothing,” Creech said.
People wanting to donate can make checks out to Old Town Rotary at PO Box 87, Eureka, California, 95503. Or money can also be deposited in an account has been opened at Redwood Capital bank under Old Town Rotary.
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