Nightmare at the top of the world.
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter email@example.com
ADVENTURER Nick Talbot ran for his life through the snow as a deadly avalanche enveloped his Mount Everest base camp. The cystic fibrosis suffer, from County Durham, was in his tent when he heard "a noise like thunder" and stepped outside to be confronted by an avalanche.
It was triggered by a terrible earthquake in Nepal which has killed an estimated 3,500 people. One of Nick's team-mates on the climb died and two others were seriously injured.
Nick's father Keith said yesterday: "Sitting in his tent, he heard a noise like thunder. He stepped outside, wearing just socks and light clothing, to see a wall of snow and ice coming towards him.
"He was knocked into rocks and then when he got up he was knocked down again and covered in snow, and started to suffocate."
Nick managed to scramble to safety and was later flown to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
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Nick Talbot on Everest. Just a day after this picture was taken he was running for his life