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

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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.

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