Boise veteran Charlie Linville not caught in Everest avalanche

Boise veteran Charlie Linville not caught in Everest avalanche
Courtesy the Heroes Project Facebook

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Boise resident climbing Mount Everest with a film crew as part of a motivational project for injured veterans didn't get caught in an avalanche Friday that killed at least 12 Napalese guides.

The Heroes Project spokesman Zach Rosenfield says 28-year-old former Marine Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville remains at basecamp at 17,598 feet where he arrived on Wednesday.

While serving in the United States Marine Corps, Linville lost his right foot, several fingers and suffered an injured back when diffusing a bomb that exploded in Afghanistan in 2011.

The Heroes Project is making a documentary about injured veterans climbing the tallest peaks on seven continents. Rosenfield says Mount Everest is the project's last peak to be climbed.

Rosenfield says none of the six members of the team were caught in the avalanche.

He says the team is assessing the situation before deciding its next move.