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As I was sitting drinking tea across the valley in Sanasa, I heard a loud rumble and spat out the mouthful of hot liquid I was about to swallow.

The sound was so loud and unearthly that the adrenaline in my blood stream was insisting that I got up and ran in the opposite direction as fast as I possible could.

In an attempt to calm my fleeing body I looked up at Thamserku, the Himalayan giant towering above me, and saw the billowing could of snow expanding on the steep mountain face.

The glacier that you can see tumbling down from right to left down the mountain, suddenly let go a massive serac, or ice cliff and I watched as it came crashing down onto the glacier below. The power and violence was magnificent and anyone near at that moment would have been killed instantly.

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