Native Affairs - Peter Hillary

By Mihingarangi Forbes

As the death toll from Nepal's Earthquake continues to climb, a group of New Zealanders touched down in Auckland this morning direct from the disaster zone.  

Peter Hillary, son of Sir Ed, was leading a small group of old high school friends on a trek to Everest Base camp when the earthquake struck, triggering an avalanche that killed dozens on the mountain.

Mihingarangi Forbes spoke with Peter and his friend Russell Tills who described the terrifying moment the avalanche struck.