By Jessica Hehir-Smith via SWNS
This vertigo-inducing footage shows a man navigating a narrow snow bridge above a 9,842 feet (3,000 meters) high crevice in the French Alps.
Ex-Royal Marine, Tim Howell, 31, had just completed a climb of the north face of the Grandes Jorasses, a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif, in the French Alps.
Due to the recent heatwave, many of the routes in the Alps were closed, which meant Tim had to brave this terrifying narrow snow bridge.
Tim, from Martock, Somerset, England knew that as access was limited, it was the only route through the crevice and off the mountain.
He said: “We were so tired. We had completed a climb of the Grandes Jorasses so we just wanted to get back down off the mountain.”
Tim spent his time in the Alps finishing his seven-year-long project of climbing the six great north faces of the Alps, which he completed a few days later when he climbed the Matterhorn to wingsuit from the summit.
In 2021, Tim base-jumped in a wingsuit from the Grandes Jorasses summit that he reached using the route he was now using to descend.
He described that the glacier had changed so much in a year that he had no idea the scarily-thin snow bridge would be there.
Tim said: “We knew we just had to pass it but, especially after this very dry and hot summer, it has become very dangerous.”
The thrill-seeker emphasized how important it is for him to know what skills and techniques are needed to rescue someone if they fall in the crevices and to remain prepared if a situation like this happens.
This video was filmed on August 4.
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