Massive avalanche hits Nepal’s Manaslu base camp

Massive avalanche hits Nepal’s Manaslu base camp

In a video shared by Tashi, the avalanche can be seen descending towards the base camp.


A massive avalanche hit Nepal’s Manaslu base camp on Sunday.

The incident was confirmed by Tashi Sherpa, who was trying to climb the eighth highest mountain in the world at a height of 8,163 metres.

In a video shared by Tashi, the avalanche can be seen descending towards the base camp.

He further informed that some tents were destroyed in the avalanche and there were no human casualties, adding, “Today more than 3 dozen tents have been damaged.”

Some campaign companies are calling off their effort for the season.

Notably, it comes a week after the previous one, in which two people died.

According to Nepal’s tourism department, on September 26, more than a dozen people, including an Indian, were injured after an avalanche struck just below Camp 4.

The weather hasn’t been great throughout the season. A few days back there was an avalanche in the mountain.

This year more than 400 permits were issued by the tourism department to climb Manaslu.

An avalanche (also known as an avalanche) is a fast-moving snow flow down a slope, such as a hill or mountain.

Avalanches can occur spontaneously, as a result of variables such as excessive rainfall or decreasing snowfall, or as a result of external sources such as people, animals, and earthquakes.

Large avalanches are mostly composed of moving snow and wind, which have the power to capture and transport snow, rocks and trees.

It is caused by many factors, such as heavy snowfall, increased human activities, wind direction, steep slopes, warmer temperatures, ice layers and earthquakes.

Notably, the Indian Army and the Defense Geo-informatics and Research Establishment (DGRE) have jointly installed an avalanche surveillance radar, the first of its kind in India, in North Sikkim in September this year.

Apart from being used for avalanche detection, this radar can also be used to detect landslides.

The Avalanche Radar was commissioned by DGRE, the wing of the Defense Research and Development Organization, which is involved in forecasting and mitigation of avalanche hazards faced by the Indian Army in the Himalayan region.

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