VIDEO: Skier rescued from Swiss Alps crevasse

Frenchman's harrowing plunge and rescue caught on camera

We all look for those breathtaking moments in the mountains, but this clip will make your heart stop in a whole new way. French skier Benjamin Spilthooren was rolling helmet cam footage when the ground opened beneath him and he fell about six meters into a deep crevasse. Luckily, he was heard yelling for help and fellow skiers were able to lower rope down to Benjamin, who had braced himself against the icy walls, and help him climb to safety. —Sierra Davis