One moment a group dives for cover, when a boulder as large as a car falls off Mount Elbrus in Russia towards climbers

  • Video shows the moment a boulder-sized car falls off a mountain in Russia.
  • On Mount Elbrus’ Terskol glacier, the rock broke loose.
  • Scarpering is seen among climbers who fear for their lives at Europe’s highest peak. 










The moment a boulder about the same size as a car is thrown onto a mountain sends climbers fleeing.

On the Terskol glacier, Europe’s tallest peak (18510ft Mount Elbrus), in southern Russia, the giant rock broke loose.

Climbers fear for their lives and are alerted to this by an audible crash when the boulder falls from the ridge.

The rock breaks free from the glacier

It was a huge rock that suddenly split free from the Terskol Glacier on Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus (18,510ft), located in southern Russia

Sergey Petrov, 29, (pictured) from Cheboksary filmed the scary drama

Sergey Petrov (pictured), a 29-year-old Cheboksary resident, filmed this scary drama

Sergey Petrov (29), from Cheboksary was the one who shot this scary drama. He said that he does a lot hiking and camping.

“It was our second visit to Elbrus. Before climbing to the summit, we were doing an acclimatization hike.

“We were climbing and heard a loud crackle.

“I saw a boulder rolling around, and I looked around.

It was approximately the size of an automobile.

He stated, “At first it wasn’t interesting or fun.

“But, when the boulder moved towards us without altering its trajectory it became terrifying.”

The huge lump of rock skidded down on the ice, eventually coming to rest at the side of the glacier, the top of which is at an altitude of some 11,000ft

It skidded on the ice and eventually came to rest along the side glacier. The top is approximately 11,000ft high.

It skidded on the ice and eventually came to rest along the side glacier. The top is approximately 11,000ft high.

Petrov said, ‘Thankfully, nobody was struck by the boulder’, and the horror of August for the first-time.

“Everyone was healthy and well. No one was hurt or maimed.

“We were very lucky.”

Elbrus is located in the Caucasus Mountains and has a total 23 glaciers. 

Elbrus  (pictured) in the Caucasus Mountains - has a total of 23 glaciers

Elbrus  (pictured) in the Caucasus Mountains – has a total of 23 glaciers

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