Hillary Step Gone?

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Buff Johnson · May 15, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 545
The iconic step is reportedly no longer there after the quakes.

DesertRat · May 15, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 168
I saw this, pretty incredible.

JCM · May 15, 2016 · Seattle, WA · Joined Jun 2008 · Points: 5

patdeli · May 15, 2016 · merced, CA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 0
Can't find anything saying it's gone but I did read that they set a route to the top for the first time in 2 years. They said it took a while to get up Hillary step because of snow and ice.

Lan Dogan · May 15, 2016 · Seattle, WA · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 0

BBC doesn't go in to details but cites "difficult climbing conditions".

DesertRat · May 15, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 168
According to recent summiters, the climbing is easier.



Russ Keane · Jul 5, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 80
Holy crap- That is a major bummer.

rocknice2 · Jul 5, 2016 · Montreal, Quebec · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 2,958
Replaced by the Trump Tower

Jon Rhoderick · Jul 5, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 550

Luke Majewski · Jul 25, 2016 · Lakewood, CO · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0
If you look at the Russian page you can see that the zoom factor is different on those two shots from the tweet. Although it does look different, it does not appear to have collapsed.

From the translation of the Russian page. Although the third sentence seems to say "yes it did collapse" in the context of the remainder of the paragraph it really does appear like it's just snow.

"Every year falls a different number snow. Do not panic. Step Hilary collapsed during the earthquake. Just this year, she dusted with snow. You can compare the pictures. in fact, 2016 is not the only one, when Hillary Step sweeps snow so that some climbers perceive this fact as its collapse, but in fact the stage is still there ... hidden under a thick layer of snow, " to confirm his words, Simone is also a photograph of an analysis of boulders on the Hillary Steps (arrows indicate the same point):"

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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