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  1. Karen A. Whelan
    March 21, 2013

    I was one of the evacuaees in 2012 from Everest Base Camp. The cost was $8,500.00 for the Helicopter. I did have insurance so perhaps the lesser amount listed in the article is the negotiated price, but ht 8.5k was billed by Fishtail.

    The ride was white knuckle and the most scary thing I have done in my life. But the pilots were good enough to get me back to Kahtmandu!

  2. zachary zaitzeff
    March 18, 2013

    Hey Alan,

    Thanks for a great article.

    Zach Zaitzeff

  3. Kate E Smith
    March 16, 2013

    As usual an interesting and factual read. I agree entirely with Peter Stanley Cheers Kate

  4. Peter Stanley
    March 15, 2013

    Cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would choose to fly up to base camp rather than enjoy the beautiful trek. Not only do they miss out on the Sherpa culture and glorious scenery but they also run the risk of not acclimatising properly. Even the trek back would be a pleasure I’d imagine compared to the rigours of Everest itself.

  5. Henno Taams
    March 15, 2013

    great story as always Alan. Really enjoyed reading it.
    i followed your 2012 coverage and im ready for another one.
    though one thing im very interested in, is if you have news on Ueli Steck?
    i heard he was going to try a new route.

    thank you very much for writing.

    Greetings from a country with no mountains.

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