NEW: Family of American medic killed posts message on Facebook says she died while at base camp
At least 13 die after avalanches at Mount Everest base camp, authorities say; Climber says 17 dead
Dining tent at one base camp has been transformed into a hospital, another hiker says
Jon Reiter is no stranger to Mount Everest – its world-record height, its prestige, its challenges.
And its dangers.
He learned that again shortly before noon Saturday, after a monster magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. It not only rattled cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, but caused avalanches at Everest and nearby peaks.