Dead in Nepal avalanche include Alps veterans
Most of the nine climbers killed in Sunday’s avalanche on Mount Manaslu in Nepal were from Europe. Here’s the eight names released by the Tourism Ministry and what’s known about them.
MARTI GASULL, 43, Spain. Founded the Platform for the Language in Catalan that promotes and defends the Catalan language and culture of his native region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain, where many citizens want greater autonomy from Spain or outright independence. His group described Gasull as an independence supporter and an experienced mountaineer. He was born in Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city, and is survived by his parents and a younger brother.
FABRICE PRIEZ, France. Mountain guide based in Chamonix in the French Alps, supervised activities in Chamonix for the UCPA national sport vacation organization.
CATHERINE MARIE ANDREE RICARD, France. Lived in Chamonix in the French Alps, described by French media as a climber.
LUDOVIC PAUL NICHOLAS CHALLEAT, France. Mountain guide originally from Lyon who most recently lived in Chamonix in the French Alps. He recently posted videos online from climbing and skiing expeditions from Greenland to the Himalayas.
PHILIPPE LUCIEN BOS, France
CHRISTIAN MITTERMEYER, Germany
ALBERTO MAGLIANO, Italy
DAWA DORJI, Nepal