Glen Plake discusses Manaslu avalanche with Anderson Cooper

Comments by Henrik Lampert/

Glen Plake appeared on Anderson Cooper’s AC360° yesterday evening to discuss the avalanche on Mt. Manaslu. To date, eight people are confirmed dead, while three others remain missing. Plake described the moment of terror to Cooper, noting, “We’d been having some gusty winds throughout the night, so that was kind of keeping you [awake]… and then a gust of wind came that was beyond what we had felt, and I told my partner Greg that was in the tent with me, ‘Gosh, this is a really strong gust.’ Greg said, ‘This isn’t a gust, it’s an avalanche.'”

Below are excerpts of Plake’s conversation with Cooper: