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Mountaineers Lost During the Earthquake in Nepal.

A massive 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015. What followed was an avalanche on Mount Everest that slammed down the mountain leaving 22 dead and an unknown number still missing. The mountaineers came from all over the world to climb the famous mountain. Here is a list of those we know to have passed away.

Marisa Eve Girawong - Madison Mountaineering

"As a physician's assistant working in a Level 1 Emergency Room, with a focus on trauma and wilderness medicine."

"Marisa Eve Girawong, an extensive world traveler who had been learning about wilderness medicine in the Everest region since last year, had returned to the mountain that captivated her."

“I can’t think of anything that makes me as happy or peaceful as being out here,” she wrote under an exquisite portrait of the mountain, which was posted on her Facebook page on April 5.-Washington Post

Friends, family remember Google exec, Dan Fredinburg, who died in Nepal - The Boston Globe

"Google executive Dan Fredinburg was pursuing his latest environmental passion - and a challenge from the late author Jack Kerouac - when he lost his life in an earthquake on Mount Everest. Actress Sophia Bush took to Instagram on Sunday to remember Fredinburg, her friend and ex-boyfriend."- Boston Globe.

The Himalayan Times-Sherpas Lost.

Mingma Nuru Sherpa - Shangri-La Nepal Treks

Ang Tshiri Sherpa - Shangri-La Nepal Treks

Nima Sherpa - Shangri-La Nepal Treks

Dorji Sherpa - Shangri-La Nepal Treks

Phurba Ongyal Sherpa - Himalayan Guides Nepal Treks

Lakpa Tenjing Sherpa - Himalayan Guides Nepal Treks

Chhiring Ongchu Sherpa - Himalayan Guides Nepal Treks

Dorjee Khatri - Himalayan Guides Nepal Treks

Then Dorjee Sherpa – Himalayan Guides Nepal Treks

Phur Temba Sherpa – Himalayan Guides Nepal Treks

Pasang Karma Sherpa - Summit Nepal Trekking

Asman Tamang - Himalayan Ecstasy Treks - See more at:

Tom Taplin

"Three Americans - A Denver-born filmmaker, a Seattle-based camp doctor and a Google engineer - are among the 17 people killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest on Saturday as a result of the Nepal earthquake. Here is a look at who they were."
"Tom Taplin, 61, was making a documentary about the Mount Everest base camp when the avalanche hit.

When his wife Cory Freyer — at home in Santa Monica, California — heard that a massive earthquake had struck Nepal, she immediately sent her husband a text message asking if he was all right. There was no response. When a call came in from Taplin's guide, the guide began with "I'm so sorry"-NBC NEWS

Former U. of C. student, Vinh Truong, killed in Everest avalanche was on dream trip, friend says

"Michelle Fennessy had been following her old friend's dream trip from afar. On Thursday, Vinh Truong shared a video from his journey in Nepal -- images of cows, punctuated with his comments about how loud and dusty the surroundings were. He was setting out for the Mount Everest base camp, he told friends on Facebook." -Chicago Tribune