Raw footage shows the moment an avalanche caused by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal hits Base Camp on Mount Everest.

The video, recorded by a German mountaineer and uploaded to YouTube, first captures the rumbling of the earthquake, followed by the roar of the approaching avalanche, then the wall of white as the snow hits.

Mountaineers scramble as the avalanche closes in. Photo / still from YouTube
Mountaineers scramble as the avalanche closes in. Photo / still from YouTube

The cameraman and his companion are heard panting and swearing as they huddle inside their tent. They re-emerge to see everything is covered large clumps of snow.

The snow closes in on the camp. Photo / YouTube
The snow closes in on the camp. Photo / YouTube
A wall of snow closes in on the camp. Photo / YouTube
A wall of snow closes in on the camp. Photo / YouTube

- nzherald.co.nz

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