Hiker Movies Large Glacier Collapse in Kyrgyzstan

(Picture/display seize courtesy Harry Shimmin)

In case you have avalanche footie extra epic than this, we need to see it. (However we doubt you do.)

Typically, when you expertise a detailed sufficient encounter with an avalanche to movie it from inside, you’re not filming — you’re doing no matter you possibly can to get out of it alive.

For one hiker in Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan Mountains, one of the best probability at security meant staying put. Conserving the digital camera rolling and the angle secure seems to have come naturally.

Harry Shimmin posted probably the most radical avalanche footage we’ve ever seen over the weekend. On a guided tour of the Tian Shan, his group of 10 hikers “heard the sound of deep ice cracking” above.

Quickly an enormous cloud of ice, rock, and snow started cascading from a close-by glacier. In line with Shimmin, he took inventory of his environment and realized the most secure factor he might do was keep the place he was.

The ensuing photographs converse for themselves, and Shimmin’s report fills in the remainder of the main points. Spoiler alert: Nobody died, however the group’s margin for survival was just a few minutes vast. Watch it right here.

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Sam Anderson

By Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson is a workers author at GearJunkie, and a number of other different All Gear web sites.

He has been writing about climbing, biking, operating, wildlife, outside coverage, the outside trade, autos, and extra for two years. Previous to GearJunkie, he owned and operated his personal enterprise earlier than freelancing at GearHungry. Based mostly in Austin, Texas, Anderson likes to climb, boulder, highway bike, path run, and frequent native watering holes (of each varieties).