The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi89° Sunny

Tonight

Lo63° Clear

Sunday

Hi94° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo69° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi98° Hot

Monday Night

Lo66° Clear

Tuesday

Hi100° Hot

Tuesday Night

Lo65° Clear

Wednesday

Hi101° Hot

Wednesday Night

Lo71° Mostly Clear

A deadly, devastating day on Everest

Send to Kindle
Print This

KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early today, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp where he is monitoring rescue efforts.

View my optionsorSign in