While conducting climate research in Nepal last Monday, Western Kentucky University professor John All fell into a crevasse, breaking his arm, five ribs, and dislocating his shoulder. Thank god he had a video camera with him to capture his painful climb to the surface.
“It probably took me four or five hours to climb out. I kept moving sideways, slightly up, sideways, slightly up, until I found an area where there was enough hard snow that I could get an ax in and pull myself up and over,” he told HLN’s RightThisMinute. “I knew that if I fell at any time in that entire four or five hours, I, of course, was going to fall all the way to the bottom of the crevasse. Any mistake, or any sort of rest or anything, I was going to die.”
Watch his ordeal in the videos below:
“Can’t talk. Broken rib. Or my chest is filling with blood or something.”
(via the DW)