On the morning of February 8, 2022, Leland Nisky was ice climbing the top of the Ribbon in Ouray, Colorado, alone and unroped, when an avalanche slammed into him. He was 400-feet off the ground.
Nisky dug his ice tools as deep into the ice as he could and just tried to hang on for dear life, The Daily Mail reports. He held on for a solid two minutes as the avalanche continuously hit him on its way to the ground below.
He managed to hold and withstand the avalanche, staying in place on the ice with his tools. After taking twenty minutes to do two full-length 60-meter rappels to get back to the ground, Nisky went back into town to soak up the sun for a couple of hours, the Daily Mail reports.