The British hiker who filmed the viral Kyrgyzstan avalanche on his phone has spoken out about the terrifying ordeal.

Harry Shimmin was forced to shelter behind a rock as the giant plume of snow approached. He couldn't run due to a large drop behind where he was stood.

"When it first started moving at the top I wasn't even slightly afraid," he told BBC Breakfast. "Once I dived down in that shelter it got really dark and quite hard to breathe... it's a moment I won't forget anytime soon."

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