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PostMon Jan 25, 2021 10:30 pm 
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It's all pretty and distant until the winds hit the camp at 2:15 in. Everyone's ok, but Wow!

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PostMon Jan 25, 2021 10:39 pm 
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Wow, that's pretty amazing. up.gif
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PostMon Jan 25, 2021 10:54 pm 
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I liked the elusive avalanche rainbow over lake.  Does anyone know when this happened?  I could not find info in video description.  Looks too dry to be current?
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PostMon Jan 25, 2021 11:43 pm 
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Looks like January 9th per this article although the description below says the 11th.  This clip was shot in portrait (not sure if it's the same one):



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This is the spectacular moment an avalanche cascaded down a mountain into a lake in Nepal.

Several tourists were gathered at the foot of the mountain overlooking the clear water when there was a rumbling in the distance on Monday (Jan 11).

Within moments hundreds of tonnes of snow and ice were thundering down the steep slopes above the Kapuche Glacier Lake in Parche.

A kayaker on the clear blue lake had to frantically turn back and paddle ashore while several other tourists yelled in excitement.

While those on the shores of the lake had to run for cover as they were pounded with freezing wind and ice.

Onlooker Shambhu Adhikari said: 'This was the most thrilling and awesome experience of my life. Luckily I moved out of the way quickly, saving my life and my guitar.

'I am blessed to have been able to see such an incredible sight. Kapuche Lake is magnificent. It's the eighth wonder of Nepal.'

The Kapuche Glacier Lake in Parche, Nepal, is the lowest glacier lake in the world at 2,546 metres above sea level.

Avalanches happen when a large amount of snow collects on a steep mountainside but it is not well bonded together. When some of the snow particles become loose and can no longer withstand the weight, they begin rolling down and quickly collect others until an avalanche is formed.

This footage is being managed exclusively by Newsflare.
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PostTue Jan 26, 2021 12:08 am 
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This one includes commentary from the guy kayaking on the lake just before:

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PostTue Jan 26, 2021 12:14 am 
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Thanks for info and followups!
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PostTue Jan 26, 2021 9:25 am 
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Wow! Hope someone got a still of that rainbow!

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PostTue Jan 26, 2021 9:47 am 
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cool!  Avalanche rainbow.  I have never seen one!

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PostTue Jan 26, 2021 10:01 am 
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Gil wrote:
Wow! Hope someone got a still of that rainbow!

Doubt it.  They were too busy getting their own mugs into the selfie, which is what really matters nowadays I guess.  :-/

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Avalanche rainbow.  I have never seen one!

A snowbow?
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PostTue Jan 26, 2021 1:38 pm 
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Just wow!  Thanks for posting Monty!   up.gif  smile.gif

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PostTue Jan 26, 2021 1:46 pm 
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The Kapuche Glacier Lake in Parche, Nepal, is the lowest glacier lake in the world at 2,546 metres above sea level.

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PostTue Jan 26, 2021 2:58 pm 
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Mendenhall Lake 15.24 meters

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