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Skier Glen Plake Talks About the Avalanche on Manaslu

Just before an avalanche swept through Camp III on Manaslu this past Sunday morning around 4:30 a.m., skier Glen Plake was resting inside his tent with teammate Gregory Costa. Strong wind gusts kept them awake. Their teammate Remy Lécluse was in another tent. The three men, of the Moguls to Manaslu expedition, aimed to be the first team to climb and ski the peak without supplemental oxygen. Costa told Plake he thought he heard an avalanche, and seconds later one hit their camp. Plake survived, battered and bruised. Lécluse and Costa are still missing, and presumed dead. In the video above from Epic TV, Plake shares his story about what happened this past Sunday morning.

UPDATE: Plake also appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 and told his story. Those two videos are included below.

H/T: The Adventure Blog

—Joe Spring
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