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File image of Carlos Soria after the avalanche.
courtesy Carlos Soria
Soria, 73, negotiating the line between camp 2 and 3 on summit push, frustrated by the amount of snow on the mountain.
courtesy Carlos Soria
Ascent to camp 3 yesterday.
courtesy Carlos Soria

Annapurna: avalanche forced climbers back to BC

Posted: Apr 19, 2012 03:05 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk) Carlos Soria, Tente Lagunilla and their 4 Sherpas are recovering at base camp after two avalanches and extreme weather forced a rapid descent from camp 3 at 6,400 meters altitude, the expedition press team reports."The first avalanche struck camp 3 during the night and the second reached them in full in the path of descent, just before camp 1, when the climb seemed to get easier."The mountaineers will recoup and hope for a weather window within the next week.Brazilian Waldemar Niclevicz joined Canadian Don Bowie...

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