WHITE DEATH: Climbers Narrowly Avoid Death By An Avalanche

This is the moment two climbers narrowly avoid being swept clean off the mountainside after a powerful avalanche comes rushing down beside them.

The beautiful yet terrifying sight was captured on phone by 30-year-old Chhiring Sherpa, who told Newsflash in an interview that the cataclysmic event took place on Nanga Parbat, a mountain that is situated in Pakistan and is part of the Himalayan range.

Chhiring, who comes from Sankhuwasabha municipality, in eastern Nepal, spends a lot of his time climbing steep tops since he works full-time as a mountain guide.

His biggest climbing achievement this year is reaching the top of mountain K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth, from base camp in just 12 hours, 20 minutes and 23 seconds.

But that accomplishment was inches away from being his last, as he and a fellow climber nearly got crushed by a sudden avalanche when camping on Nanga Parbat.

Avalanche occurs on Nanga Parbat, on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. Most avalanches occur spontaneously during storms under increased load due to snowfall and/or erosion. (@tsering2909/Newsflash)

The short footage he was able to film shows a seemingly calm and peaceful time in the sun suddenly turning into doomsday as huge amounts of snow pile up and slide down towards the hikers.

The two hikers quickly shake off their initial excitement from the view and take off running for their lives.

Luckily, Chhiring and his companion found a sturdy rock to shelter themselves under and save their heads.

Nanga Parbat is the ninth-highest mountain on Earth, standing at 8,126 metres (26,660 feet) above sea level.

Locals know it as Diamer, or “king of the mountains”, but its difficult terrain has earned it a much more grim name around the world.

With an immense, dramatic peak rising far above its surrounding terrain, Nanga Parbat has also become known as ‘Killer Mountain’ for its high number of fatalities.