Hikers in Andes nearly buried alive by massive rockslide

<iframe width=”620″ height=”340″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/jNVwspunNn0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> A group of hikers narrowly escaped death recently in Argentina when a massive rockslide raged down an Andes slope and through the ravine they were trying to cross.

In the accompanying footage, viewers can hear the terror in the voices of the hikers and their guides as it becomes apparent that they're at risk of being buried alive.

The hikers were on a three-day trek across part of the Andes, with INOUT Adventure, near the Chile-Argentine border.

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Hikers reach the side of the ravine moments before the rockslide rushes down the slope.

Julian Insarralde, who uploaded the Youtube footage late last week, explains in the video description that the noise of the gathering slide was like that of an approaching jet.

Some of the hikers had already made it safely across the ravine, but others were forced to quickly backtrack as a river of rocks and  boulders rushed downward like a flash flood.

Insarralde is a veteran guide with the adventure company and the person shouting the initial warning about the impending avalanche, perhaps saving the hikers' lives.

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