El Ejido climber on way home from Nepal

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Flickr by Robert Nunn

AN El Ejido climber is homeward bound from Nepal
Mountaineer Eduardo Ibero Cobos was tackling the 8,643-metre Makalu peak in Nepal when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit and killed many thousands. “We felt the first big earthquake and several aftershocks but here in the advanced base camp at 5,000 metres we are safe,” the 52-year-old Correos employee said during a mobile phone call to the local Spanish media.
He had experienced earthquakes before but none as intense as the Nepal disaster: “This was different, not normal. Years ago I felt tremors in El Ejido but they were milder.”
The group eventually decided to suspend the climb and return to Kathmandu before making the journey home to Spain. “They are all well,” family sources confirmed.




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