Climbing a mountain is never an easy task and there's always a risk of danger. One 16-year-old boy learned that firsthand. A Canadian teen climber miraculously survived a 150-metre fall down a mountain in Oregon with only a broken leg.\nThe 16-year-old Canadian was climbing Mount Hood in Oregon, a potentially active stratovolcano and the highest mountain in the state, on December 30 when he fell about 100 metres from the summit.\nEven though he's only a teenager, Gurbaz Singh, from Surrey, B.C., is an experienced climber.\nThe trek up Mount Hood was his 98th climb.\nThe mountain's elevation is 3,429 metres but the summit is about 2,349 metres tall. With such high elevations, the teen could've fallen a much bigger distance.\nHe fell from the part of the mountain known as "Pearly Gates" down to the section known as "Devil's Kitchen."\nAfter falling more than 150 metres, Singh came away with just a broken, leg and he credits not being more injured to his training and wearing a helmet.\n"We looked at my helmet afterwards and it was just destroyed. I'm so lucky," Singh told CTV News.\nPeople were able to reach him pretty quickly but the entire rescue took eight hours and for some of that time, Singh was actually hanging upside down.\nView this post on Instagram Trip to Boulder Mountain with @steven_peakbagging @twooutofthree yesterday 25 km 1600m gain 10 hour RTRN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #dailyhivevan #hikesnearvancouver #105hikes #hike #alltrails #vancouvertrails #trails #hikebc #northfacevancouver #mec #lowermainlandhikers #mountaineering #mountains #climbing #hiking #mountain #trekking #mountainlife #adventure #outdoors #mountaineer #alpinism #mountainview #mountainlove #mountaintop #mountaineers #pemberton #winterishere #peakbagging #lilooet A post shared by Gurbaz Singh (@kidmountaineer) on Dec 2, 2019 at 11:58am PST\n"I was trying to use all of the things that I had learned [to stop], but I lost my ice axe and I wasn’t able to stop my tumble, because as you tumble you gain more momentum," Singh said.\nOther climbers on Mount Hood actually saw Singh fall.\nOne person who witnessed the accident said "it was horrible" to see.\nAfter rescuers located him, they managed to splint Singh's leg and bring him slowly back down the mountain hours after he had initially fallen.\nThe county sheriff tweeted that the rescue took so long because of the elevation and the location.\nAfter hearing about the harrowing ordeal, people were quick to point out how lucky Singh is.\nhttps://www.reddit.com/r/vancouver/comments/eiuv0s/bc_teen_survives_150metre_fall_from_top_of/fctohqm?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x from https://www.reddit.com/r/vancouver\nhttps://www.reddit.com/r/canada/comments/eix9mx/bc_teen_survives_150_meter_fall_from_top_of_mount/fcug28d?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x from https://www.reddit.com/r/canada\nhttps://www.reddit.com/r/vancouver/comments/eiuv0s/bc_teen_survives_150metre_fall_from_top_of/fcunmkz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x from https://www.reddit.com/r/vancouver\n"I'm still processing everything," Singh said. "I'm taking it one day at a time, trying to get back up on my feet."\nAccording to the CBC, he underwent surgery on December 31 in a Portland hospital.\nBecause of the broken leg, he's on crutches, but is still able to get around and will be easing himself back into climbing after his recovery is done.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.