American icon and world famous freeskier Glen Plake is confirmed to have survived a Sunday morning avalanche on Manaslu peak - the eighth highest mountain in the world.
Plake, along with his skiing partners Rémy Lécluse and Greg Costa, was on an expedition to summit and ski down Manaslu. During the middle of the night a collapsing serac triggered a massive slide sweeping away climbers' tents. Lécluse and Costa are reported to be among the missing.
Conflicting reports are still coming out of Nepal, but it is confirmed that Glen Plake has survived being thrown and roiled several hundred feet down the mountain. The Dynafit Team with Canadian skier Greg Hill were instrumental in the rescue efforts. Check Planetski and EpicTV for latest details.
In a call to EpicTV's Trey Cook Glen Plake is quoted as saying, "I'm OK, a bit beat up; missing some teeth and a bruised eye but write in big capital letters, GLEN PLAKE IS ALIVE AND HE'S COMING HOME."
Condolences to the friends and family of all the missing.