I was amazed to hear about Adam Potter, a climber from Glasgow, who survived a 1000ft fall down a mountain and suffered only relatively minor injuries. Mr Potter lost his footing whilst out walking with friends in the highlands. He fell down the side of a mountain, plummeting 1000ft over rocky crags and outcrops. Despite the severity of the fall Mr Potter suffered relatively minor cuts and bruises and three minor fractures to his back.
A rescue helicopter on an exercise nearby the area where the accident occurred was sent to the scene of the accident. The helicopter crew spotted Mr Potter at the bottom of the rocky crags he had fallen over. Mr Potter was standing up looking at his map. It is reported that the helicopter crew were expecting to find a body and did not immediately appreciate the man standing reading his map was Mr Potter. Mr Potter was rescued by the helicopter and was taken to hospital to receive medical care.
Experts think that the snowy conditions on the mountain may have increased the odds of Mr Potter surviving the fall because a lot of the protruding rocks and debris on the side of the mountain were covered with snow.
I think Mr Potter is extremely lucky to be alive and I wish him a swift recovery from the injuries he did suffer.