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Free fall down mountain caught on camera

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A man in the United Kingdom experienced a terrifying fall when mountain climbing last month. He has since shared the point-of-view footage captured by his head camera.

Mark Roberts, 47, said he was climbing the snowy Parsley Fern Lefthand Gully in Wales February 24 with two others when a chunk of ice hit his head and caused him to fall.

In an interview with The BMC, Roberts explained what was going through his head as he fell.

"The speed at which events took hold meant I knew it was going to go some distance," he said. "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."

Roberts' fall was seen by fellow climbers and he was rescued quickly.

Click here to see the video caught by Roberts' camera.

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