Looking at the Nepal storm of October 2014
We all read with shock and sadness at the news of a freak storm that swept across Nepal on October 14 and 15. The Thorong La Pass, along the popular Annapurna Circuit Trail, is generally considered a safe trekking route and many of you reading this have completed this trek. Last week, however, the tail end of Cyclone HudHud brought high winds and up to four feet of snow to this area catching many trekkers unprepared. In all, 43 people died and over 500 people were stranded in the worst weather-related tragedy in Nepal since a similar storm in November 1995.