Moment of Everest Avalanche (Video) & Climber’s Experience of Earthquake in Nepal

Written by on April 27, 2015 in Environment with 0 Comments

When climbers decided to take on Mount Everest, they knew they were stepping into a dangerous expedition. Still, none of them could have anticipated Saturday's 7.8 earthquake and the avalanche that resulted.

The video below is live coverage of the actual avalanche shot by brave filmmaker, Jost Kobusch as it was coming at him (warning: it contains explicit language).

According to The Guardian, 140 climbers had been airlifted off the mountain as of yesterday, and returned to safer grounds.

The Guardian shares a detailed report of what happened on Everest and the subsequent evacuation, saying  that 18 climbers were killed and another 61 were injured by the avalanche.

NBC News also shares a comprehensive story below including some background info a few of the amazing climbers who lost their lives in the ordeal and some footage of climbers being airlifted off the mountain.

This final video was posted by The Telegraph. It's one filmmaker/climber's first person story of what happened on Mt. Everest.

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