mobile-bannertablet-bannerdesktop-banner

Climber Falls 70 Feet Into Crevasse, Shoots Video of Escape

May 24, 2014

Professor John All fell 70 feet into an icy crevasse as he was hiking a Himalayan mountain. He had a broken arm, broken ribs, and was all by himself. It's a story that feels like the premise to the survival drama 127 Hours -- and indeed, All recorded every harrowing moment with his video camera.

"By taking the video, I was asserting to myself that I was going to get out so I could show it to my friends and family. Because I knew it was the type of thing that, you know, again, no one ever survives," All said in an interview.

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.