The radar images testify that Everest has undergone a reduction in its height. The nonprofit Geoscience consortium UNAVCO believes that more and severe aftershocks are yet to come as the breakage in the tectonic plates has not yet reached the earth crust.
The total causalities have risen to 4000 as the relief and rehabilitation work is in progress. K-2, although shorter in height, is considered as one of the most difficult and dangerous mountains to climb. Everest, however, is relatively easier and less hazardous for climbing expeditions.