Some people love the adrenaline rush that comes with skydiving or bungee jumping. And then there are others who are perfectly fine with having their leisure activities consist of walks in the park or days at the beach.
But no matter what type of outdoor adventure you go on, you’ll want to see this.
Mountain climber Mark Roberts was climbing Parsley Fern Gully in Snowdonia when a chunk of ice was inadvertently dislodged by another hiker. It hits the 47-year-old hiker, sending him on a terrifying 100 foot sliding drop, his body crashing into rocks all the way down. He eventually stops (We wouldn’t post a video of someone plummeting to his death, okay?), but the crazy part of this story was that Robert’s helmet camera recorded the entire incident.
According to The Daily Post, “Other climbers nearby included two members of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team who called for back up. An RAF rescue helicopter was scrambled and he was winched aboard the aircraft and taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor for treatment.”
Members of the Mountain Rescue Team rescued Roberts and noticed the helmet-cam. Roberts is a lifelong climber but works as a safety consultant. He offered the footage to the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) so that others could understand just how accidents happen, and possibly learn from his experience. He is now recovering from a broken ankle and bruising.