On the day the earthquake hit Everest, our group had actually just trekked back to Basecamp from Camp 2, even more up the mountain. We were having a late breakfast in among the tents, planning our move back up the slope the next day.
Suddenly, around noon, the ground began shaking. Fog had rolled in across the valley and visibility was poor. As quickly as the ground fell still, I went outside the camping tent and saw a huge avalanche surging towards Basecamp, rolling away from Mt Pumori (a 7,161 m peak opposite Everest). I believed no one at Basecamp would endure. The only choice was to run inside the dining camping tent and come down.