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A Mountain Climber’s 100 Foot Fall, Captured On His Helmet Cam

I don’t know what it is about me that makes me want to watch a video that follows a headline like “A Mountain Climber’s 100 Foot Fall, Captured On His Helmet Cam.” No brain disease? Broken thinking part, no good feel-y for what good and what bad? Stupid stupid dumb-y dumb disorder? Hate self compulsion? The same kind of thing that makes me watch some spider videos, when I know they are going to be scary and gross but not TOO scary and gross, like that one that someone tipped to us one time that featured a spider exploding and stuff coming out of it that we did not use on the site because it was an actual nightmare? This one wasn’t too threatening because we do know that the guy didn’t die since he gave the footage to the British Mountineering Council, who had this to say:

During the rescue, the [Mountain Rescue Team] noticed he was wearing a helmet-cam on, and afterwards he offered the footage to the team, and the BMC, to help others understand just how accidents can happen. Sharing such an intense and personal experience online is pretty brave, but Mark felt other climbers might learn from his experience.

Might learn to NEVER CLIMB A MOUNTAIN, I HOPE? Let’s see!

AHHHHHHH! AHHH AHHHH! AHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I thought he’d never stop falling! And then when he looks down at where he would have fallen if he did keep falling? GIVE ME A BREAK! STAY SAFE! STAY OFF MOUNTAINS! STAY IN BED! (Via Gawker.)