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Witness a mountain climber's terrifying 100-foot fall from his perspective

Mountain climber Mark Roberts was climbing Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, last month when a piece of ice fell from above, causing him to tumble 100 feet down the slope. He happened to capture the entire thing on his helmet camera.

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Fortunately, Roberts sustained nothing more than a broken ankle and a handful of bruises after his fall. As an experienced climber, Roberts didn't panic on his way down; he simply tried to protect his head while figuring out the best way to slow himself down.

Mountain climber’s scary fall caught on video [Yahoo! News via HuffPo via Mental Floss]

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Why the hell is he not roped in with someone. He's just asking for trouble. I've gone ice climbing etc in Alaska and I sure as hell wouldn't do it without some kind of backup system.