On Saturday, Dan Fredinburg was at a base camp on Mount Everest
when a powerful earthquake in Nepal set off an avalanche. Mr.
Fredinburg was killed, Google said in a
posted on its website.
“Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy,” the statement
said. “Dan Fredinburg, a longtime member of the Privacy
organization in Mountain View, was in Nepal with three other
Googlers, hiking Mount Everest. He has passed away. The other
three Googlers with him are safe, and we are working to get them
Shortly before, an Instagram
post on Mr. Fredinburg’s
account went up: “This is Dan’s little sister Megan,” the message
began. “I regret to inform all who loved him that during the
avalanche on Everest early this morning our Dan suffered from a
major head injury and didn’t make it.”
Kind of surreal perusing his Instagram account — he was posting from the expedition.