"If we were a minute or two slower, it might have been a very different situation," the teen mountaineer from Boulder says, via satellite phone.
A view of Kathmandu after the earthquake, from a camera-equipped drone aircraft.
- We have videos and photos from the scene. Tom Taplin, a 61-year-old Denver-born filmmaker, camp doctor and Google engineer was among those killed.Read more
Ricardo Peña witnessed the avalanche on Everest that killed 16 Sherpas, and then helped tend survivors' wounds. Then he and many other climbers were forced to turn back.