24 September 2012, Chamonix, France – After sorting through all the conflicting reports about the avalanche on Manslu we believe we now have a better idea of the number and nationalities of thee climbers who are dead, injured and missing.
CBC.ca reports there were 231 people on the mountain at the time of the tragedy. Christian Trommsdorff from the SNGM (French Mountain Guides Association) reports there were 25 climbers at Manaslu’s Camp 3 (6800m) at the time of the avalanche.
- Ludovic Challéat (FRA)
- Fabrice Priez (FRA)
- Catherine Ricard (FRA)
- Philippe Bos (FRA)
- Dawa Sherpa (NEP)
- Marty Gasull (ESP)
- Christine Mittenmeyer (GER)
- Alberto Magliano (ITA)
- Rémy Lécluse (FRA)
- Greg Costa (FRA)
- Dominique Ouimet (CAN)
In addition, the same police official report that 10 injured climbers were accepted into the hospital at Kathmandu. One might have died since being checked in.
Four of the twenty-five climbers at Camp 3, including Glen Plake, walked back into Base Camp. Their names have not been released.
Greg Hill reports on his Facebook page that all members of his team are safe.
PlanetMountain.com reports that all the Italian Mountain Expedition clients who were in Camp 2 at the time of the avalanche have survived.
A representative of Russell Brice’s Himalayan Experience team based in Chamonix tell us they were all in base camp at the time of the tragedy and are all safe.
The unusually large avalanche released from an altitude of around 7400 meters, annihilated Camp 3 at 6800 meters and extended all the way to Camp 2 at 6200 meters. Glen Plake estimated it to have been 600 to 700 meters wide.