Climber Dave Hahn was on Mount Everest when a massive earthquake
“That day,” says Dave Hahn
(BA ’84), “planet Earth proved who was
boss—shaking Chomolungma as if she were built from
Jell-O.” Chomolungma, the Tibetan name for Mount Everest,
means Mother Goddess of the Earth. On “that
day”—April 25, 2015—a massive earthquake struck
Heavy snow and whiteouts preceded the first quake, which
registered a magnitude 7.8. Several aftershocks occurred over the
next few days. While the team Hahn was leading survived unscathed,
many others—particularly at Base Camp, in a valley surrounded
by Himalayan peaks—were not so lucky.
Excerpted from At
Buffalo. Read the
complete story, including slide shows and Hahn’s daily blog
entries about the quake.