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Video of the avalanche that hit Everest Base Camp

The first video of the fatal avalanche from Pumori, that was triggered by the earthquake and hit the Base Camp at the foot of Mount Everest, goes around the world. Jost Kobusch, a mountaineer from Germany, recorded it. Jost is 22 years old. He was born near the town of Bielefeld. Since the age of eleven he climbs. Last year Kobusch climbed solo the 6,812-meter-high Ama Dablam near Everest. Jost earns his living as a hiking guide in the Arctic. After his military service he came to Spitsbergen. This spring, he planned to climb the 8,516-meter-high Lhotse without bottled oxygen. The fourth highest mountain in the world is the neighbor of Mount Everest. Up to about 7,000 meters climbers use the same route to climb Everest and Lhotse and of course the same Base Camp. Here is Jost’s video that Jost has turned. It literally takes your breath:


27. April 2015 | 8:50