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Wisconsin man among climbers trapped on Mount Everest after earthquake strikes Nepal

Hopes are high that hikers stranded on Mount Everest in Nepal, including a Fond du Lac man, will be able to get down the mountain Tuesday.

One of the aftershocks from that devastating earthquake over the weekend triggered a massive avalanche.

At least 17 deaths were reported on the mountain, several climbers remain unaccounted for.

Andrew Land was scaling Mount Everest when the quake struck.

We talked with his wife Monday night.

Mary Sue Land tells CBS 58 News she spoke with her husband Monday morning.

He and his team are at a base camp now. They expect to begin heading down the mountain on foot Tuesday.

Nearly 4,000 people are confirmed dead.

The death toll ix expected to rise as rescue crews continue to reach remote portions of mountain villages.

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