John All is an associate professor of geology and geography at Western Kentucky University, and yesterday he won the entire internet after surviving what was an unbelievably bad day in Nepal.
All, an experienced climber with Mt. Everest on his resume, fell 70 feet into a hole while wandering around on his own on a Himalayan mountain. If not for a three-foot ledge that caught him, he would’ve kept falling even deeper down what looks like a never-ending crevasse of ice and snow. And because it is 2014, All had a camera on him and documented his attempt to get out alive.
Adding to the list of bad things that happened, he had to climb his way back out with a broken right arm and broken ribs, using only his ice axe. And no one around to help. And no radio to call someone.
“I thought I was going to die, there was no way out. I was alone,” he told the Huffington Post.
When All finally reached the surface, he texted back to camp for help, but the weather was too bad for helicopters to reach him. So he spent the night alone on the mountain, covered in his own blood, and woke up with frostbitten fingers. After finally being rescued, he spent one night in intensive care and checked out the next morning against doctor’s orders.
Have a look at the video from when he first hops up from the fall below, but be warned, John’s language is pretty salty. All made good use of the ‘F bomb’ in the video, which is excusable because, ya know, he just fell 70 feet into the Earth and thought he was going to die.
Watch the other three videos after the jump…