Mark R. was ice climbing with two other people in North Wales when he got knocked off by a patch of falling ice.
What happened next is nothing short of terrifying—and it was all caught on film:
“‘Oh shit’ was probably my thought, but the speed at which events took hold mean I knew it was going to go some distance,” Mark told BMC in August. “There was no feeling of panic, more a concerted effort to protect my head and what I could do to slow and stop myself before I got to the more serious rocky outcrops.”
Mark only ended up with a damaged ankle and bruises.
He filmed the incident on a head camera in February and was originally uploaded to Vimeo, but a mirror version made it to Reddit—where many were shocked that Mark didn’t end up even more injured.