Recounting Nepal’s

Recounting Nepal’s
Local News

By Randy Wyrick

VAIL — Vail Valley native Jon Kedrowski has been on Mount Everest for two of its deadliest days, but somehow emerged without a scratch.He was in Base Camp around noon on April 15, when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hammered Nepal. An avalanche of glacial ice and compressed air blasted through, devastating everything in its path, killing 19 and injuring nearly 100. Among the dead are Vail filmmaker Tom Taplin.Kedrowski was about 200 yards above the avalanche, and that far from death’s door.Kedrowski made it off Everest alive, observing the annihilated camp, the eerie desertion of the trekking trails in Lukla …

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