By Katy Gill
The amazing force of nature was caught on camera when a massive avalanche thundered downhill in front of stunned hikers.
Clouds of snow billow out as the avalanche carves its way down Diamer Valley in Pakistan.
The footage was captured by Shoukat Khan, 28, who was trekking with his friends when he spotted it.
He said: “I was trekking on the Karakoram ranges in Gilgit Baltistan with a group of friends when we witnessed this Avalanche coming down from the mountain.
“We were on the other side of the mountain on a Glacier.
“One of my friends started to panic and was saying that it would hit us and that we have to move, but my other friend reassured him that it would not hit us as it was far away.
“Luckily the avalanche did stop before reaching us – it was the best feeling. No one was hurt.
“I was really surprised as this doesn’t happen often, though I have seen and witnessed avalanches before as I trek regularly.
“I really felt the force of nature and I was very excited to experience this.”