KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An American climber 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.
Western Kentucky University professor John All said Thursday he thought he was going to die after falling some 22 meters (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 Himjung in north central Nepal because Mount Everest was closed last month after 16 Sherpa guides died in an avalanche.
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