Climber films Snowdon fall

A climber has captured his 100-metre fall as he climbed Snowdon last month.


Snowdon fall man: 'I tried not to panic'

“When it all happens so quickly, you just try not panic andhope there’s some luck with you" Mark Roberts told the British Mountaineering Council's website.

"There was no feeling of panic, more a concerted effort to protect my head and neck and be aware of what was below me, where I was heading and what I could do to slow and stop myself before I got to the more serious rocky outcrops".

"I was a little dazed but, critically, not unconscious. Interestingly, I had the foresight to check the cam was still attached and just hoped the vid had recorded that: it wasn’t one for repeating!"


Climber captures 100-metre Snowdon fall on camera

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A climber has captured his terrifying descent after he fell while climbing Snowdon.

Mark Roberts, 47, a safety consultant and lifelong climber was climbing with two companions on February 24.

He had reached the Parsley Fern Lefthand Gully when he was hit by a chunk of falling ice. The impact caused him to fall down a steep gully, losing his ice axes in the process.

The entire fall was recorded on a camera mounted to Mr Roberts' helmet.

He was taken to hospital in Bangor following a rescue by the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team and the crew of an RAF helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey.