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Another Everest Video: Tribute to the Fallen

Posted: Apr 29, 2015 04:25 am EDT

(Newsdesk) “The whole horizon line explodes…” In an eerily gloomy and hushed basecamp, a shaken Nick Cienski points and tries to describe to the camera what has just taken place.


Waiting in basecamp for what their next step will be, the 6-summits-challenge expedition just released a video of their experiences  after the earthquake, naming it "Everest - A Tribute to the Fallen".


Watch it here (Vimeo)


The 6 Summits Challenge team is regularly posting video by Canadian climbing documentary cameraman and movie maker Elia Saikaly who has 5 Everest and 2 Cho Oyu expeditions under his belt. Elia was on Everest also last year; he was stuck in camp 1 when a big avalanche struck the icefall and killed 16 Sherpa mountaineers.


The 6 Summits Challenge is part of Mission 14, a non-profit set up by American Nick Cienski and his wife to raise awareness and funds for organizations on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. The expedition hoped to climb 6 of the world's tallest mountains in record time.



Wanted: 6 tops in six months. Himalaya then and now, Nick's story

ExWeb Special: 2015 Everest and Himalaya Technology Roundtable



April 27

Other 8000ers: Chinese authority suspended climbing, Decisions on Nepal Mountains


April 26

First Everest Avalanche Video Shows Monster Cloud Hitting Camps

Nepal/Everest quake, end of day 2: Aftershocks, Namche evacuated, weather worsening

Pakistan Deployed Four Military Aircrafts for Nepal Relief, Alpine Club Letter of Support


April 25

Mount Everest Update: Rescue Flights Resume

Nepal Earthquake: Everest Base Camp Avalanche



First updates:

Quake update: Everest, Annapurna, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaula, Shisha

Nepal Earthquake Updates: Mountains Tremble












Screenshot from the video: Everest base camp before disaster struck.
courtesy Elia Saikaly, SOURCE
Screenshot : avalanche just about to hit camp.
courtesy Mission14/Elia Saikaly, SOURCE