Missouri man survives earthquake while on Nepal mountain

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — A Missouri man has survived the earthquake and avalanche that has killed more than 3,000 people in Nepal.
Reports say Dan Nash, owner of Nixa-based Satori Adventures and Expeditions, and several other climbers are at an advance camp at 18,600 feet. They were climbing 27,000 foot Cho Oyu mountain when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck.
A company representative says the group of climbers is safe and currently in a holding pattern because the Chinese government, which issues climbing permits in the region, has restricted movement. The group is awaiting updates for when it will be safe to continue.
Nash has been able to send text messages to his partner in Missouri through a satellite phone.