Snowslide hits the Everest base camp - level 3

Snowslide hits the Everest base camp - level 3

04-05-2015 15:00

This dramatic video shows the Everest base camp as an avalanche triggered by the Nepal earthquake hit. At least 17 people were killed in the avalanche and dozens were trapped in the icy terrain north of the base camp.

The video shows a cloud of snow blasting through the camp and the bodies of victims being recovered. The avalanche blew tents, people and gear hundreds of feet.

The footage was captured by a videographer from Canada. He was on the mountain with the Sixth Summit Challenge Group for a charity expedition.

The 7.9 earthquake struck on Saturday, killing more than 5,200 people.

Difficult words: avalanche (a big snowslide), trigger (to make something happen), blast (to move with a lot of force), gear (equipment), footage (video).


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