IT IS THE DEADLIEST ACCIDENT EVER TO HAPPEN ON MOUNT
AN AVALANCHE ON THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD
HAS KILLED AT LEAST A DOZEN SHERPA, THE GUIDES WHO
ESCORT CLIMBERS UP THE SLOPE.
FOUR OTHERS ARE MISSING.
WITNESSES SAY THE AVALANCHE CAME OUT OF NOWHERE, JUST
ABOVE THE BASE CAMP WHERE A COUER D'ALENE MAN WAS
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY SPOKE WITH THAT MAN'S WIFE...
VERY RELIEVED TO HEAR... HE IS OK.
NADINE- TIFFANY ERBLAND'S HUSBAND PETER HAS BEEN HOPING
TO CLIME EVEREST FOR YEARS...
NEVER DID HE IMAGINE SOMETHING LIKE THIS WOULD HAPPEN...
RIGHT BEFORE HIS EYES.
He's been climbing over 10 years and he's been really
almost just obsessed with everest. It's the top of
his list of things to do in his life.
PETE ERBLAND IS A CLIMBING JUNKIE. HE HAS BEEN PREPARING
FOR THE CLIMB OF HIS LIFE FOR MONTHS.
I was so excited for him to go and be able to experience
this and... This is just horrible
TODAY IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS... PETE WITNESSED
THE HUGE BLOCK OF ICE COME CRASHING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN.