Climber captures Mt Snowdon fall on helmet-cam - video
Footage released of Mark Roberts' lucky escape after he plunged down the side of Welsh mountain
A CAMERA mounted to his helmet captured the terrifying moment climber Mark Roberts fell hundreds of feet down the side of Mount Snowdon in north Wales.
Roberts, a safety consultant and life-long mountaineer, was climbing the Parsley Fern Gully when a large chunk of ice broke off and knocked him backwards.
He then fell down the mountainside, gathering speed and losing both his ice-axes. As he bounced on and off rocks his ordeal, which lasted 40 seconds, was captured by the camera mounted on his helmet.
Luckily a ledge halted his descent before he fell any further.
Roberts, 47, told the British Mountaineering Council: "The speed at which events took hold meant I knew it was going to go some distance. There was no feeling of panic, more a concerted effort to protect my head and neck."
He was rescued by the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team. He was heavily bruised and unable to move about. He decided to release the footage "to help others understand just how accidents can happen."