A group of mountain climbers attempting to ascend Kennedy’s Gully in the Ouray Ice Park in Colorado rescued a fellow climber from near-certain death when a sheath of ice suddenly slipped out from under him.

As the climber makes his way up the gully, the other climbers who are off camera and filming him from above realize that the ice is quickly melting beneath him.

“We’ve got a rope if you want it,” a woman says. “We’re setting up a rappel, can you hang on?”

“Yeah, that would be great,” he says.

There’s a clear sense of urgency from the climbers above as they work to lower a rope to the climber before the ice breaks:

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