Mark Roberts was wearing a helmet camera while climbing Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, when he fell 100 feet and recorded the scary event on video (below).
“Once both axes were gone, it was arms, hands, legs and feet in the less consolidated snow on the slope to try and slow my speed," Roberts told the BBC. “Fortunately I slid into a rocky outcrop on my left with a bit of a thump, which took some of the momentum out of my descent resulting in a bit of a spin, but I could still look for opportunities below for a point to stop."
“It finished with a drop on to a bit of a ledge or hole where my pack and crampons took enough hold to stop me. I was a little dazed and knew there was some damage to my ankles which were fairly painful if they were moved.”
The Mountain Rescue Team said Roberts’ helmet likely saved his life. Roberts later gave the video footage to the British Mountaineering Council "to help others understand just how accidents can happen."