A terrified British mum has described the moment she and her teenage son were attacked by a woman wielding a wooden club and throwing rocks as they ran for their lives up a Nepal mountain.
Gemma Wilson, 35, was around 4,500 metres into the Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal with her 15-year-old stepson Charlie.
After stopping for refreshments in a tea house, their day of trekking through the mountains turned into a living nightmare when the shop owner began attacking them with wooden planks and rocks.
They were left fearing for their lives as Gemma knew she would "likely have died" if they'd fallen from the edge.
In stomach-churning GoPro footage from the incident that took place last month, Gemma can be seen pleading with the woman to leave them alone as she edges along the narrow path with a sheer cliff edge.
Speaking about their horrific experience, Gemma, a trainee teacher, told the Mirror: "It was just a little tea stop along the way and we were just going to walk past and she said 'come stop and have a drink', she seemed very friendly to start with.
"I didn't order anything, I just got my stepson a black tea.
"I always ask how much something is first before buying and for some reason I didn't this time. I had always paid 50 rupee for black tea.
"When I got up to pay she told it was 150 rupee. I asked her again and she repeated it, so I got the money out and paid her, but I said to her it was seriously pricey."
Gemma and Charlie, from Barnsley, then left the shop to gather their backpacks and walking poles, before pausing to take pictures of the tea shop's sign.
As the owner spotted them taking pictures of the shop, she charged towards the astonished hikers before calling Gemma a 'b***h'.
Gemma then began begging the woman to leave them alone, sure she would fall to her death from the narrow path if she attempted to fight back.
Explaining how the terror unfolded, she added: "She just started running after us, again waving sticks in the air making a racket and then she started picking up quite large stones off the floor and throwing them towards us.
"I was so exhausted at that point as we were running in high altitude, I had to stop.
"I was just begging her to leave us alone. I knew fighting back was a really bad idea because had I gone over the edge it is highly likely I would have died.
"My son carried on going and got a man who was walking down with his horse. That's when she started to back down."
After making it to the next village, Gemma attempted to report the incident to the police, before being told the nearest police station was days away.
Other locals told her the woman had subjected other innocent hikers to the same treatment.