The Khumbu Icefall is located close to the Mount Everest base camp when approaching the mountain from the south. All climbers from the south need to pass this glacier because it blocks the way further up the silent valley (western cwm) , the main route to Mount Everest and also Lhotse.
The Khumbu Icefall is especially dangerous. The galcier moves with up to one meter every day which causes huge crevasses to appear almost from one second to the other. 2014 the so far largest catastrophy occured here with 16 Sherpas dead.
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