Durangoans give first-hand accounts of earthquake

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Durangoans give first-hand accounts of earthquake

Volunteer, trekker, student, climber recount quake that shattered Nepal
Upon his return to Kathmandu, after his attempt to climb Mount Everest was derailed by the April 25 earthquake, Kurt Blair of Durango witnessed many buildings off kilter and in ruins. But by the time he left Kathmandu, he saw a city that had again reached a semblance of normalcy.
The tents of base camp are dwarfed by Mount Everest, as seen from the north side. Kurt Blair of Durango made it as far as advanced base camp, at 21,000 feet on the Tibetan side, before an earthquake forced the end of his team’s expedition.
After enjoying the sights of Kathmandu on April 25, and only about 10 minutes after posing in front of Patan Durbar Square, Casey Welch’s adventure was shaken by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Welch was unharmed, but the building behind her was destroyed.

Durangoans give first-hand accounts of earthquake

Upon his return to Kathmandu, after his attempt to climb Mount Everest was derailed by the April 25 earthquake, Kurt Blair of Durango witnessed many buildings off kilter and in ruins. But by the time he left Kathmandu, he saw a city that had again reached a semblance of normalcy.
The tents of base camp are dwarfed by Mount Everest, as seen from the north side. Kurt Blair of Durango made it as far as advanced base camp, at 21,000 feet on the Tibetan side, before an earthquake forced the end of his team’s expedition.
After enjoying the sights of Kathmandu on April 25, and only about 10 minutes after posing in front of Patan Durbar Square, Casey Welch’s adventure was shaken by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Welch was unharmed, but the building behind her was destroyed.
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