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Deadly Avalanche Icefall Looms Over Everest Base Camp

The icefall at Mount Everest after an avalanche Friday, April 18, 2014, that killed at least 13 Sherpas. Stewart Scanlon / NBC News

NBC News engineer Stewart Scanlon was at a base camp Friday on Mount Everest working on a project for NBC and the Discovery Channel when an avalanche swept down a slope, killing at least 13 Sherpa guides in the mountain's deadliest disaster. He captured this dramatic view of the icefall in the aftermath of the avalanche.