A Nepal earthquake survivor tells her story

The local Padbury family were shocked when they realised their daughter Erin had been caught in the Nepalese earthquake

ONE DAY FROM DISASTER: Photographed at Everest base camp with two other climbers on the day before the earthquake. Erin Padbury is second from the left, her husband Alisdair is fourth from the left, standing with their Nepalese guide, Pema, in yellow. PHOTO: Courtesy Michelle Padbury

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Erin Padbury, former resident of Mansfield, was in Nepal when the first earthquake hit, and had been at Evererst Base Camp the previous day.

She and her husband Alisdair were unable to leave Nepal until almost a week later, and experienced 99 earthquakes & aftershocks.

She has written about the experience and also issued a call for help for her friend and guide Pema and for the Nepalese people in general.

“ON Saturday, April 25, we were on the Everest Base Camp trail, heading towards Lukla to finish our 11 day trek.

We stopped in the small village of Benkar for lunch where, like many of the villages, the houses and lodges nestle directly between two sheer rockfaces.

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