Climber's 100ft fall down Snowdon caught on camera
A CLIMBER'S fall down a 100 foot gully on Snowdon was caught on camera.
Mark Roberts, a safety consultant, was wearing a head camera when he lost his grip and plunged over rocks and snow.
He was later airlifted to hospital with ankle injuries, but was not seriously hurt.
His images have now been published on the British Mountaineering Council website.
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The 47-year-old said: "You just try not to panic and hope there's some luck with you.
"Once both axes were gone, it was arms, hands, legs and feet in the less consolidated snow on the slope to try and slow my speed.
"Fortunately I slid into a rocky outcrop on my left with a bit of a thump, which took some of the momentum out of my descent resulting in a bit of a spin, but I could still look for opportunities below for a point to stop.
"It finished with a drop on to a bit of a ledge or hole where my pack and crampons took enough hold to stop me.
"I was a little dazed and knew there was some damage to my ankles which were fairly painful if they were moved."
The incident happened when Mr Roberts was climbing with two others near Crib Goch last month.
Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and a helicopter crew from RAF Valley at Anglesey took part in the rescue.
Mr Roberts was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital at Bangor, after which the helicopter returned to collect his fellow climbers and rescuers off Snowdon.
Mountain rescuer Elfyn Jones said: "Accidents do happen but Mark was well-equipped, wearing a helmet, and that probably saved his life."