Scary 100-Foot Fall on Helmet-Cam - Climbing Magazine

Scary 100-Foot Fall on Helmet-Cam


A climber gets hit by falling ice while soloing Parsley Fern Lefthand Canyon in Snowdonia, Wales, in late February, and takes a 100-foot fall. He lost both axes and wasn't able to self-arrest. In an interview with the British Mountaineering Council, he said, "'Oh shit,' was probably my thought, but the speed at which events took hold meant I knew it was going to go some distance. There was no feeling of panic, more a concerted effort to protect my head and neck and be aware of what was below me, where I was heading and what I could do to slow and stop myself before I got to the more serious rocky outcrops.” Read the full interview here.