A group of nine British and one American hikers who hiked in the Tian Shen Mountains of Kyrgyzstan found an impressive, and quite frightening, experience when the snow from the glacial peaks came down like a giant wave and collapsed. on the mountain where they were. .
The avalanche, captured by one of the hikers, however, sent one of them to the hospital but they all survived.
The footage was posted on Instagram by Harry Shimmin, a member of the trekking tour. In the video, you can see the avalanche from a distance that then approaches the hikers, forcing them to take cover.
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Shimmin continued to film the avalanche until the end, probably for a little too long, when the snow came over him and subdued him.
Speaking of the incident on his Instagram post, the hiker confessed, “… I left it for the last second to move, and yes, I know it would have been safer to move to the shelter right away. … I felt in control, but regardless, when the snow started to come and it got dark / harder to breathe, I was covering it up and I thought I might die. “
“Behind the rock was like being inside a snowstorm,” he said, adding that there was “an adrenaline rush” after he finished. He said he was only covered in a small layer of snow, with no scratches, but one of them in the group had cut his knee quite badly, while another also suffered minor bruises after falling from a horse. .
“If we had walked 5 more minutes on our walk, we would all be dead,” he noted. Since then, the video available on Instagram has garnered nearly three thousand views.
Avalanches threaten life and many hikers fall fatal to disaster each year. The act seen in the video is not recommended and caution should be exercised.