A dramatic footage of the first Mount Everest avalanche was captured by German climber Jost Kobusch. The avalanche on Saturday morning was caused by the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake in central Nepal.
In the video, a small part of Mt. Everest is seen getting destructed after the earthquake. The two minute clip shows climbers relaxing at the base camp before being hit by the avalanche.
American climber Jon Kedrowski said that the area of the base camp was completely destroyed.
"Hurricane force wind from the blast completely pulverized and blew the camp away. Some Duffels from Expedition members were tossed for more than a football field's length," he wrote in his blog.
"Many of the injuries were similar to ones you might see in the Midwest when a tornado hits, with contusions and lacerations from flying debris," he added.
At least 18 climbers were killed in one of the deadliest avalanches on Mt. Everest. Among them was Google's executive Daniel Fredinburg.
Fredinburg, along with three other employees, had come to take photos of the mountain peaks when the incident occurred. While the other three employees survived, Fredinburg succumbed to head injuries.
Watch the clips below: