Injured professor awaits rescue in Himalayas

Herald Staff

An associate professor of geography at WKU is awaiting a rescue team after injuring himself by falling down a 70-foot crevasse on Mount Himlung in the Himalayas on Monday, according to WKU News. 

John All, who was in the area conducting climate research, is the director of the American Climber Science Program, a research and conservation program of the American Alpine Club that seeks “to improve conservation efforts in the high mountains of the world.”

Following his injury, All was able to make it out of the crevasse and to his tent at his camp site where he currently awaits rescue, according to WKU News.

According to the ACSP Facebook page, All’s sustained injuries include a broken arm, ribs and internal bleeding.

A Global Rescue helicopter is scheduled for 6:30 a.m. Tuesday (7:45 p.m. Monday CST) to reach All and take him to Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, according to WKU News. 

The Herald will update the story as information becomes available.