A British adventurer captured the terrifying moment a huge avalanche came hurtling towards him in Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan mountains.

Harry Shimmin described how his group heard "deep ice cracking" before a huge mountain of snow came crashing down, as he tried to hide behind a rock as it passed over his head.

'If we had walked 5 minutes further on our trek, we would all be dead,' he captioned the clip. 'I was only covered in a small layer of snow, without a scratch. I felt giddy.'

Thankfully, everyone was safe.

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