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Postby Fairlight » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:51 am

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Re: Yikes!

Postby pw » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:50 am

There is a longer story here, I think I'd be shaking too -


"It was quite incredible. He must have literally glanced off the outcrops as he fell, almost flying."

"He was shaking from extreme emotional shock and the sheer relief at still being alive.

"We checked the height while we were in the hover and we were at pretty much bang on 2,600ft, making his fall 1,000ft from the summit.

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Re: Yikes!

Postby Yikes » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:37 pm

oh, i thought this post was about me...

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Re: Yikes!

Postby tmathews » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:51 pm

Yikes wrote:oh, i thought this post was about me...

LOL, I thought that, too, actually!

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Re: Yikes!

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:35 am

The comments on that article were great!
My guess he only lived because he was a Glaswegian!

English, actually !

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Re: Yikes!

Postby Bacchus » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:01 pm

"Astonished rescuers found Potter standing up reading a map when they arrived. Convinced he was not the victim, they flew to the summit where Potter's fellow hikers were waiting.
'"But my mates pointed downhill ... and that's when they realized I was the actual casualty, even though I was up and moving around,"' he said."

NO you sods, it really was me who fell.......

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