GRAPHIC: U.S. climber miraculously survives 70-foot fall, records escape
A Western Kentucky University professor is “broken” but alive after surviving a 70-foot fall into a crevasse while climbing in Nepal.
John All fell into the crevasse Monday while conducting climate research on Mount Himlung in the Himalayas.
He shot a short video immediately after the fall, and it’s being shared everywhere.
In the video, All’s voice rises and falls with pain as drops of his blood speckle the white snow. He scans to the top of the crevasse, a narrow hole of light, and to its bottom, a seemingly bottomless pit. A ledge had stopped his fall.
“Biggest problem was, because my ribs were so broken in my right side, I had to do everything with just my right foot, but not the upper part of my right leg, and my left leg, and then my left arm,” he said.
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After he managed to make his way out of the crevasse, All said he rolled as much as he walked back to the tent.
There, he called for a helicopter, which arrived within 16 to 18 hours, said All, who was alone when he fell.