Vail man among Everest’s dead

Vail man among Everest’s dead
Local News

By Randy Wyrick

VAIL — A Vail man is among those killed in Mount Everest Base Camp by earthquake-triggered avalanches.Tom Taplin, 61, had been part of Vail since the 1960s, when his family built a house along Forest Road. Taplin and his wife, Cory Freyer, had lived in Los Angeles and had been listed as a California resident.They had returned to Colorado and were living in Vail and Evergreen.Woody Woodruff and Base Camp filmTaplin and Minturn-based filmmaker John “Woody” Woodruff were working on a film about Mount Everest Base Camp, tracing its evolution from a remote outpost to a tent city spanning about …

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