Those who have never been on a glacier may not realize how big a crevasse can be and how dangerous falling into one is. Last December, Jamie Mullner while skiing in Zermatt discovered it all within a few seconds when he tripped and ended up at the bottom of a crevasse. He wasn’t injured, but happened to have his GoPro on and documented the accident. The video is quite impressive but also surprising!
The beauty of small action cameras such as a GoPro is probably found in the fact that it makes documenting any moment of our lives very easy. Even those instants that last a few seconds like in Mullner case. Falling into a crevasse is something almost impossible to see coming and thus capturing footage of it is quite unique.
It’s impressive to see someone fall about 60 feet and not be injured, just as much as it’s stunning to see the interior of a crevasse. But what stuck me the most is the calm with which Mullner reacted. Most people would probably be in shock, but right after falling he simply mentions to his friends the fact he had the GoPro on and recorded everything… Even more surprising, his friends asking him to stay put but to capture a few stills and videos! It can make one wonder if the obsession we have developed for epic and viral content hasn’t gone too far… and if not, how far it will go in the future!