This footage is insane.
It’s from 23,406 ft Lenin Peakin on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in central Asia.
Hard to believe that everyone survived. We’re so glad to hear that news.
This footage is reportedly from June 2017.
“Recorded by my friend Magnus who gave me permission to post this. This avalanche released only 30-45 minutes after they walked through the same spot, where the avalanche now swept trough a group of germans. All the people survived, only gear got missing.
They were climbers trying to climb peak Lenin and all of them survived, they only lost climbing gear.” – Peter Lindquist
Lenin Peak (Kyrgyz: Ленин Чокусу, Lenin Çoqusu, لەنىن چوقۇسۇ; Russian: Пик Ленина, Pik Lenina; Tajik: қуллаи Ленин, qulla‘i Lenin/qullaji Lenin, renamed қуллаи Абӯалӣ ибни Сино (qulla‘i Abûalî ibni Sino) in July 2006), or Ibn Sina (Avicenna) Peak, rises to 7,134 metres (23,406 ft) in Gorno-Badakhshan (GBAO) on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and is the second-highest point of both countries. It is considered one of the easiest 7000 m peaks in the world to climb and it has by far the most ascents of any 7000 m or higher peak on Earth, with every year seeing hundreds of climbers make their way to the summit. Lenin Peak is the highest mountain in the Trans-Alay Range of Central Asia, and in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan it is exceeded only by Ismoil Somoni Peak (7,495 m). It was thought to be the highest point in the Pamirs in Tajikistan until 1933, when Ismoil Somoni Peak (known as Stalin Peak at the time) was climbed and found to be more than 300 metres higher. Two mountains in the Pamirs in China, Kongur Tagh (7,649 m) and Muztagh Ata (7,546 m), are higher than the Tajik summits.