A few news programs have asked for an update on the situation at Everest Base Camp. This morning (Monday), Jon might be on Good Morning America and the Today show. Tonight (Monday night), he might be on CNN on Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper.
Our local paper, the Press Democrat, received this message from Jon:
"A little hectic getting injured out today. We have helis today so we're moving everyone we can down below the icefall. Two more Avalanches last nite.
No more casualties over night."
When Jon called me tonight, we had a bad connection and couldn't hear each other very well. He had a great connection when he called his good friend Jerry. Here's what he found out:
"I just received a call from Jon, as communications were briefly available. Although sleep has been minimal he is FINE as those uninjured continue to aid those in need. Their goal is to get all injured off the mountain via helicopters. It is now 9:00 a.m. in Nepal and he's optimistic that they'll reach their goal, however there's a possible storm coming, so nothing is for sure.
At this point, Jon has no idea when he'll get off the mountain, let alone down to Katmandu and eventually home. We all know he has a strong 'constitution', but I'm sure he would appreciate a few prayers for his safe return."