WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue May 20, 2014
WKU Professor Recovering in Hospital After Falling While on Himalyan Mountains
Update at 6:02 a.m.:
A WKU professor who fell into a 70-foot crevasse in the Himalayan mountains is recovering at a hospital in Nepal after being rescued by a helicopter.
Dr. John All was conducting climate research at Mount Himlung when he fell into the crevasse and suffered a broken arm, broken ribs, and internal bleeding.
According to a report in the Himalayan Times, Dr. All underwent treatment at Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu. The helicopter mission that rescued Dr. All was conducted by the group Global Rescue, which led the operation from its operations centers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Thailand.
The WKU Geography and Geology Professor moved his expedition to Mount Himlung after a deadly avalanche shut down the 2014 climbing season on Mount Everest.
A WKU associate professor has been injured after falling while conducting climate research in the Himalayas. Updates at the American Climber Science Program's Facebook page say Dr. John All suffered a broken arm, broken ribs and internal bleeding.
He reportedly fell down a 70-foot crevasse at Mount Himlung, but was able to crawl out and is awaiting a rescue team.
Dr. All is with WKU’s department of Geography and Geology. Dr. All moved his expedition to Mount Himlung after a deadly avalanche shut down the 2014 climbing season on Mount Everest.