Before reading any further just go ahead and come to grips with the fact that professor John All is more manly than you’ll ever be. The American climate scientist from Western Kentucky University was out in the field when suddenly he found himself plummeting down 70ft into an icy crevasse on Mount Himlung in the Nepalese Himalayas.
During the fall he’s purported to have suffered a dislocated shoulder, five broken ribs, AND a broken arm. Any mortal man would likely have just accepted death as an inevitability, but not Professor John. Instead he manned the f*ck up and climbed his way out…all while filming the ENTIRE ordeal in several parts there are now up on YouTube. Part 1 is above, the rest of the ordeal is below for you to watch in its entirety.
According to Mashable, it took him somewhere between 4 to 5 hours to crawl is way out of the icy tomb, the entire time thinking that at any point the loose ice would give way and he’d plunge back down the 70ft…landing on his already broken bones.
The need to survive is a miraculously powerful drive, so it’s tough to say just how truly f*cking bada$$ he is. But I can say with reasonable certainty I likely wouldn’t have survived the fall down, let alone the climb back out. So my hat’s off to the manliest of men we’ve read about this week.