Climber falls 1,000ft - stands up reads his map

275x250.jpgIt's not too often you can refer to someone who fell 1,000ft down a mountain as 'lucky' -- but Adam Potter certainly is.

The 36-year-old had been out climbing on Sgurr Choinnich Mor, five miles east of Ben Nevis, this weekend, when he lost his footing and suffered a potentially perilous  plunge.

Potter fell some 1,000ft down the 3,589ft Scottish slope, causing mountain rescue teams to fear that he could have been killed.

But when a nearby Royal Navy Sea King helicopter went to look for him, they could only see another standing near to where the accident had happened, or so they thought.

It was actually Potter, who had miraculously only suffered cuts and bruises and was stood up looking at a map, probably trying to plot the route he had fallen down.
A paramedic was then winched down to check that it was really him and ensure he was okay before taking him back on the helicopter and to Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

Speaking after the accident Potter said: "I slipped on deep ice and snow, so it meant I gained speed pretty quick. Then I went over some cliff edges so I was just falling through the air."


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