August 11, 2022

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The video captures the amazing photographer of the massive avalanche

The video captures the amazing photographer of the massive avalanche

JUKKU PASS, Kyrgyzstan – A group of 10 climbers in Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan Mountains in a warm summer were subjected to an unwanted blast in winter as a massive avalanche raced down the mountainside and crashed at their party.

Harry Shimin rolled his camera as the wall of snow rolled first on a distant mountainside, only to continue heading towards his location.

“We just made it to the highest point of the trip and I separated from the group to take pictures over the edge of the hill/cliff,” Shimin told ViralHog. “While I was taking pictures, I heard the sound of deep ice cracking behind me.”

That’s when he turned around and started filming, only to see the snow continue. Schmin said there was a shelter nearby, but being on the edge of a cliff, there were no escape options. He hid behind a boulder while an avalanche was billowing overhead.

“When it started snowing and it got dark/more difficult to breathe, I just let go and thought I might die,” he said, adding that being behind the boulder was like “being inside a snowstorm.”

Harry Shimin rolled his camera as the wall of snow rolled first on a distant mountainside, only for the avalanche to continue towards his location.
Harry Chimin via Viral Hog

When the avalanche passed, Shimin said he was relieved to find he was unharmed, covered in a light powder. The rest of his party members survived with only one minor injury.

When the avalanche passed, Harry Chiemin found himself unscathed, covered in a light powder.
When the avalanche passed, Shimin found himself unscathed, covered in a light powder.
Harry Chimin via Viral Hog

“We later realized how lucky we were,” he said. “If we walked another 5 minutes on our journey, we would all be dead.”

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