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Monster avalanche on Sarapo, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru.
© THE.WALRUS, Jun 2014
Camera used: Panasonic DMC-FZ45
Date taken: 10th June 2014
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Great photo. The power of mountains eh? What was the noise like, reverberating around?
Greenbanks - 03/Jul/14
Yeah, echoed around the valley a lot like thunder...we heard the noise a good few seconds before we actually saw it. It wiped out a path we'd walked along an hour or so earlier, on top of the pile of moraine at the bottom right of the photo.
Not exactly a close call, but food for thought.
THE.WALRUS - 03/Jul/14
In fact, you can see the full thing here!
THE.WALRUS - 03/Jul/14
Great shot and video. Consider yourself lucky!
Fraser - 03/Jul/14
Sean Kelly - 04/Jul/14
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 06/Jul/14
Stunning photo. Would have been so even without the avalanche to draw the eye. Do you think that you presence underneath it early might have been a catalyst, or were you way too far out for that?
myth - 08/Jul/14
I don't think we made any difference. It was probably caused by a combination of high temperatures and the fact that there was a lot of loose, fresh snow higher up left over from the rainy season (we were trekking at the start of the dry season).
That face seemed pretty unstable, we saw quite a few avalanches on it from mid-morning onwards.
THE.WALRUS - 09/Jul/14
Stunning shot and breathtaking video!
Greg Kirkpatrick - 09/Jul/14
Right place, right time. Amazing shot.
James Rushforth - 09/Jul/14
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