An incredible video shows an amazing avalanche on Annapurna II. The snow spreads out over the sky like a cumulonimbus cloud.
The videographers are in awe, until they decide it is best to put some distance between them and the blanket of snow as it creeps towards the sun to block out the light.
The video was shared on a Facebook page called Sherpa, and was captured by Phurba Namgel Sherpa.
Annapurna II is part of the Annapurna range. The summit is 7,937 metres high. It’s more famous cousin, Annapurna I, was the first mountain over 8,000m to be climbed.
French mountaineer Maurice Herzog reached the peak in 1953. But since then, it has become one of the most deadly mountains in the world. It has a death ratio of over 33 per cent per successful summit bids, higher even than the notorious ‘Killer Mountain’ K2.
In 2014, there were violent snowstorms that caused avalanches, killing 43 trekkers in the Annapurna region, not even on the mountain itself.