American academic, Dr. John All, was alone taking snow samples on Mount Himlung in Nepal’s Himalayas when he fell 70′ into a crevasse. Dr. All broke his arm and a number of ribs in the fall but after six hours in agony crawling with his ice axe, he was able to climb to safety.
“My body was shattered and I was in agony. My face hit one wall, my back and stomach hit the back wall and I bounced between them. My face was pretty torn up. I landed on a piece of ice at a midpoint.
I could have fallen another 100 metres and it’s amazing I didn’t. The entire time climbing out I knew if I slipped I would have been dead.” – Dr. John All