GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (KREX) — Meet Cole Newton, a canyoner obsessed with the outdoors. In between explorations all over the world, Cole spends his time in Colorado and Utah.

What started off as an average morning, canyoning a place he’s conquered a thousand times near Glenwood Springs, quickly shifted tones.

Cole fell five terrifying stories to the bottom after accidentally switching the side of the rope holding him up to the slack line.

Five fire personnel and two Garfield County deputies got to Cole about an hour and a half after his fall.

Listen to his story in his own words in the video above.