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U.S. climber survives 70-foot fall in Nepal

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 00:57

May 23 - With broken arms and ribs, an American university professor films his survival after saying he fell 70 feet into a glacial crevasse in Nepal. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHN ALL, SAYING: "Oh, I'm pretty well f%*#. I fell through that hole." He's got broken ribs, and a broken arm - but he's alive. An American university professor filmed this dramatic video -- immediately after falling into a crevasse while conducting climate research on Mount Himlung in Nepal. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHN ALL, SAYING: "I have to somehow climb out that way." John All is shown in a compromising position 70 feet down, with a brave decision to make. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHN ALL, SAYING: "I can't go that way at all." He attempts to climb to safety. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHN ALL, SAYING: "It doesn't look f%*# easy. But that's all I can do. I don't have a right arm." Four to six hours later, the battered climber says he managed to escape and slowly made his way back to camp. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHN ALL, SAYING: "I'm so close." It is here he said he called for a helicopter, which came to his rescue 16 to 18 hours later.

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U.S. climber survives 70-foot fall in Nepal

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 00:57