Video: terrifying moment when avalanche hits Everest base camp.

Watch: Terrifying Moment When Avalanche Hits Everest Base Camp Caught on Video

Watch: Terrifying Moment When Avalanche Hits Everest Base Camp Caught on Video

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April 27 2015 1:44 AM

Watch: Terrifying Moment When Avalanche Hits Everest Base Camp Caught on Video

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Jost Kobusch seems calm when the video begins, if a bit worried: “The ground is shaking.” Soon though, fuck becomes the German climber’s most frequent word as a wall of snow comes down on him. Kobusch and another climber manage to duck behind a tent. “The ground was shaking from the earthquake and as soon as we saw people running we were running ourselves to save our lives,” notes the description of the YouTube video.

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