British mum and son attacked by woman on Nepal mountain

The incident happened after a disagreement about the price of tea

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Credits: Gemma Wilson

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.

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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.

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Gemma and Charlie pictures of the Thorong-La pass on the Annapurna mountain range

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Gemma and Charlie thought they were safe after their initial dispute, before noticing she had followed them up the mountain

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The woman bends down and picks up a rock as she continues her lengthy attack of the pair

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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'.

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Gemma begged the woman to leave them alone in a desperate attempt to escape

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Charlie pictures alongside Nepalese prayer flags on the trek

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The angry woman launches a rock at the mother and stepson as part of her terrifying tirade

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Things soon escalated and Gemma was forced to protect herself as the Nepalese woman smashed planks of wood over her head.

Gemma, who runs the family travel blog www.tinytrekkers.com, added: "She was standing right next to me and I was trying to ignore her, but then she tried to hit the phone out of my hand I said I said back away.

"Then she went to the door and picked up a big plank of wood and she was screaming at me. She tried to hit me with it.

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Gemma on an Everest trek

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Charlie pictured on the Annapurna Circuit trek through the Nepalese mountains

"I moved my walking poles to stop it but she hit my walking poles with such force that it broke one of them.

"The only part she managed to hit me was my hand and I have some bruising."

After turning to walk away and carrying on their trek, Gemma and Charlie thought they were free of the violent women, before they then noticed her running at them with two planks of wood.

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Gemma's stepson Charlie pictures fleeing the crazed woman as she chased them up the mountain

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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.

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Keen hikers Gemma and Charlie were told it is not the first time the woman has acted in such a way towards tourists

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The woman was waving wooden planks menacingly towards Gemma

"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.


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