VIDEO: Ice Climber Falls 100 Feet, Caught On His GoPro
As GoPro videocams become more and more ubiquitous, this kind of thing was inevitable. Last month on the highest peak in Wales, British climber Mark Roberts, 47, fell 100 feet after being hit by a falling chunk of ice. The unfortunate event was captured on Roberts’ GoPro. Luckily, he was OK.
In the video above, you see Roberts try to shield his face as the ice comes hurdling toward him. He then plunges straight down the mountain for more than 30 seconds, hitting jagged rocks and ice along the way. When he finally comes to a stop, Roberts seems dazed, but is still able to mutter, “That fu**ing hurt.”
Roberts was airlifted to safety by a RAF search and rescue team, and miraculously suffered only a broken ankle and some bruises.