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7:26 am
Thu May 22, 2014

WKU Professor Thought He Would Die Following Fall in Himalayas

Dr. John All was treated at a hospital after falling while climbing in the Himalayas
Dr. John All was treated at a hospital after falling while climbing in the Himalayas
Credit American Climber Science Program

A WKU professor says he fell into a crevasse on a mountain in Nepal but managed to crawl to his tent despite broken ribs and an arm before being rescued the next morning.

Geography and Geology Professor John All said Thursday he thought he was going to die after falling 70 feet into the crevasse with no hope of rescue. It took him six hours to crawl out of the hole and another three hours to reach his tent and spent the night in pain before rescuers reached him the next morning.

All and his team had moved to Mount Himlung in north central Nepal because Mount Everest was closed last month after 16 Sherpa guides died in an avalanche.

 

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