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Yorkshire trekking company confirm teams 'safe and well'

A Sheffield-based travel firm has confirmed its teams from Yorkshire have been accounted for following the Nepal earthquake.

Yorkshire trekking company confirm teams safe and well

Jagged Globe has now made contact with the last group of 13 in the Himalayas. The firm had more than 70 clients in Nepal when the quake struck. One was killed.

A statement on their website reads:" We are pleased to report that the last of our teams, the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, has reported in. They are all safe and well. Next-of-kin have been informed."

Lincs chief fire officer travels to Nepal to help rescue effort

The Chief Fire officer of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue service has travelled to Nepal to help with the rescue effort.

Dave Ramscar

Dave Ramscar, boarded a plane for Nepal last night at 9pm. He was part of a team of 67 from the UK's International Search and Rescue team.

A number of aftershocks in Nepal have been hampering rescue efforts.

More than 3,700 people are thought to have died in the quake making it the country's worse disaster in over 80 years.

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Choppers to evacuate trapped UK climbers from Everest

Helicopters have been drafted in to begin evacuating climbers stranded on Mount Everest after a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake triggered an avalanche which left at least 17 people dead.

Fundraiser Alex Staniforth was among a British expedition trapped at Camp One, along with four others from the UK.

He took to Twitter earlier today to let supporters know he had been evacuated to base camp:

Rescuers said that clear conditions had opened up an "evacuation window" between 7am and noon local time, allowing helicopters to reach those trapped.

However, due to the thin air at camps one and two, which are more than 6,000 metres (20,000ft) above sea level, the choppers are only able to rescue two climbers at a time.

Google executive killed in Nepal expedition was 'key member' of team

The head of a Sheffield-based travel firm has paid tribute to one of his customers who was killed in the earthquake in Nepal.

The company is still waiting to hear from some of the trekkers who had travelled with the firm to the Himalayas. Chris Kiddey reports.

Huddersfield trekker 'safe and well' in Nepal

The family of Huddersfield trekker Laura Wood who was feared to be missing in Nepal has confirmed to Calendar that she is safe and well.

Laura Wood

Her mother Jane Wood received a brief text from Laura saying that she was ok. Laura was trekking in the Himalayas when the the earthquake struck.


Sheffield-based travel company pays tribute to Google executive who died in Nepal

The head of a Sheffield-based travel company has paid tribute to one his customers who died in the earthquake in Nepal.

Staff at Jagged Globe are still waiting to hear from 13 of the 71 trekkers they had in the Himalayas.

But it's known that one, 33-year-old Google executive Daniel Fredinburg was killed when an avalanche hit Everest base camp.

Jagged Globe's managing director Simon Lowe said his death was a sad loss.

Sheffield-based travel firm 'awaiting status reports' from teams in Nepal

Sheffield-based travel firm Jagged Globe says it is yet to hear from several teams in Nepal, including British tourists set to climb mountains in the Himalayas.

They said in a statement last night: "We have received some information from Nepal. We have two teams in Kathmandu. They are our Mera Peak Expedition that left the UK on 3 April and our Annapurna Circuit team that started on 9 April. Members of these teams are safe in the Summit Hotel, Kathmandu."

"We are still awaiting status reports from our Mera and Island Peak team, who were due to climb Mera Peak today. Also from Dhaulagiri Circuit and Dhaulagiri Circuit (Eldor), who were scheduled to walk to Solgari today."

A number of other Britons have also not been heard from since the quake struck.

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