File-This July 31, 2013, file photo shows Sophia Bush, left, and Dan Fredinburg arriving at the Do Something Awards at the Avalon in Los Angeles. Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Kathmandu - A Google Inc executive based in California, Dan Fredinburg, was among those killed on Saturday in an avalanche on Mount Everest caused by a devastating earthquake in Nepal, the company said.

Fredinburg was climbing the world’s tallest peak with three other Google employees when the avalanche struck.

None of his colleagues were injured, Lawrence You, a company official, said.

Fredinburg, a Google veteran, was head of privacy at Google X, a research division at the company.

Fredinburg suffered a major head injury during the avalanche, his sister Megan said on social media.

“His soul and his spirit will live on in so many of us,” she said.

Fredinburg, an experienced climber, was making his ascent up Everest with Jagged Globe, a company that organises mountain treks.

In confirming Fredinburg’s death, the company said two other team members suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the avalanche that struck its base camp.

Reuters