The Exact Moment An Avalanche From The Nepal Earthquake Hit Mount Everest Base Camp Was Caught On Film

Yesterday, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal, killing an estimated 2,500 people.

The massive quake leveled towns and villages in the impoverished nation, and the death toll is expected to rise as the rubble begins to be cleared.

Near the epicenter is Mount Everest, and April is prime climbing season on the world’s highest peak. Tremors there sparked an avalanche that struck Base Camp, killing at least 17.

The massive wall of snow charging toward the camp, which is at an elevation of 17,598 feet, was caught on film and it is a terrifying sight.

[Via Austin Hunt]