As of yesterday, 4/28, Jon Kedrowski left Everest Basecamp and headed down-valley through the surrounding villages. According to Chris Tomer,
Meteorologist for Fox 31 News and a friend of Jon's, he is hoping to gather more information regarding flights back to Kathmandu and Colorado.
This map shows Jon's latest whereabouts on his SPOT tracker: (#'s 15-19 are from yesterday, 4/28)
As far as the other Colorado climbers, Alan Arnette is currently in Namche Bazaar, and the last we have heard, Jim Davidson remained in Everest Basecamp with his team. The following is a list of updates Alan has provided over the past few days on his Blog:
- Ice serac releases off Pumori caused by 7.9 earthquake near Kathmandu on Saturday, April 25
- The casualty count at EBC is 19+, many, many injuries ~ 120_ as of this post – 7PM April 27
- Most of the injuries and casualty were from wind blast off Pumori and associated impact with rocks
- Everest ER and Doctors with others teams doing amazing work
- Alan was between C1 and C2 when earthquake hit causing major avalanches off Nuptse and Everest W Shoulder
- Alan now at Gorak Shep starting long journey to return home, comms spotty at best
- Multiple aftershocks created uncertainty a about Khumbu Icefall causing evac. from CWM and cancellation of many team’s expeditions.
- Over 150 helicoptered from C1 in Western CWM today, April 27
- No one ever in real danger at C1 and C2, plenty of food and supplies
- 4 minute turn-around time to EBC with 2 per helicopter
- Outstanding cooperation with some exceptions
- Many have found personal items in flattened tents
- Many teams have left EBC and are in teahouse in Khumbu
- Some are back in Kathmandu via helicopter
- Almost all teams are preparing to leave EBC and stop south side attempts
- Indian Army team of 35 to remain at EBC to assist with humanitarian efforts
- Some small teams will stay and make a decision in a few days
- Icefall Doctors have stopped maintaining the route due to safety, aftershock concerns – they may return – unknown
Stay tuned for more updates!