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Former Irish SB3 Sailor Escapes Death In Everest Avalanche

29th April 2015
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Former Irish SB3 Sailor Escapes Death In Everest Avalanche

#Nepal - A British woman who previously raced SB3s on the Irish sailing circuit has spoken of her miracle escape from an avalanche at Mount Everest during last weekend's Nepal earthquake disaster.

As the Daily Telegraph reports, Selina Dicker from Norfolk, who was on a climbing expedition to the word's highest peak, told how she outran the deadly wall of snow as it careened towards her group.

The avalanche claimed the life of fellow climber Daniel Fredinburg and left two others critically injured.

But Dicker narrowly avoided the same fate when she ran to a ridge at the edge of their base camp – and later contacted her relieved family by satellite phone to explain what happened.

Dicker should be familiar to Dublin Bay sailors from racing her SB3 named Kicker Off, and teaming with Wayfarer champ Trevor Fisher for the RS400 Sprint Trophy in October 2011.

The Daily Telegraph has more on the story HERE.

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