As we were waiting for lunch at around 12am the Himalaya was hit by a massive earthquake. The earth was shaking heavily for at least 30 seconds followed by rockfall from the debris flanks.
Just a few minutes ago we experienced the third and fourth aftershock three hours after the first one. Here in Base Camp nobody was hurt, yet five minutes after the earthquake the rumours started coming in. We do not want to take part in spreading any rumours and will remain silent for the next few days and hope for the best. It is a tragic day.
Our position in the Base Camp is one of the safest around here. If everyone on our side of the mountain is safe, we might stick to our schedule, but since information comes in very slowly up here we can’t tell what’s going to happen here in basecamp yet. We will have to wait and keep you posted. Stay safe everyone!