Avalanche Hurtles Towards Tourists During Kyrgyzstan Trek:A group of British and American tourists survived an avalanche in Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shen mountains. As shown in the video posted on social media, the snow drifted over them. The avalanche was prompted by the glacier that broke down on top of the mountain where the tourists were hiking. According to the guardian the group included nine British and one American tourist. All the tourists survived the avalanche except the woman who cut her knee and rushed to the nearest hospital on a horse.
The video was shot by Harry Shimmin showing an avalanche of ice hurtling toward a group of tourists
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What Survivors are saying
“While I was taking pictures I heard the sound of deep ice cracking behind me. I knew the rest of the group was further away from the avalanche so should be okay,” He posted the video of the avalanche on Instagram.
The tourist stated that he had only been there for a few minutes when he noticed “a spot for shelter right next to me.”
He claimed that if the group had continued walking for another five minutes, “we would all be dead.”
“Once it was over the adrenaline rush hit me hard. I was only covered in light powder, without a scratch. I felt giddy,” Mr. Shimmins continued.
The Entire Group Was Laughing and Crying
Mr Shimmins said that after surviving the incident, the entire group was laughing and crying, and that “it was only later that we realised just how lucky we’d been.” Avalanche Hurtles Towards Tourists During Kyrgyzstan Trek
The video, which was only uploaded a day ago, has received over 1,86,000 views. It was always posted on Reddit, where the video received over 88,000 votes.