As the death toll from Saturday’s massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal continues to climb, a stunning video has emerged showing an avalanche striking the Mount Everest base camp.
The video, taken by German climber Jost Kobusch, was discovered on YouTube yesterday.
In it, climbers preparing for their ascent of the world’s highest peak first get a sense something is amiss when the ground starts rumbling. Soon, a massive wall of snow is seen coming down the mountain and engulfing the videographer.
While Kobusch survived, at least 18 other climbers on the mountain died. Overall the death toll from the earthquake has reached nearly 3,800, most of whom perished in Nepal.
On the mountain, the Khumbu Icefall, the primary way up the mountain, has been blocked. Hundreds of climbers and their Sherpa’s were trapped at the higher camps and are now being evacuated by helicopter.
Watch the stunning video below. Adult language warning.