30th January 2011, Scotland, UK.
With so much dire news around the world of late it is always good to find a story with a happy ending. Well it seems that Adam Potter was one of the luckiest men alive when yesterday lunchtime he fell 1,000 foot down a mountain and survived relatively unscathed. Of course you could say that he was unlucky to fall in the first place, but that is the wrong way to look at his accident.
36 year old Adam had reached the end of his climb when he set foot on the summit of Sgurr Choinnich Mor, east of. At 3,589ft or 1,094m high reaching the summit was no mean feat.
However, instead of being able to revel in his achievement Adam lost his footing and fell down the slope. He fell 1,000 foot whilst his three walking companions called for help. A helicopter search and rescue crew were already in the air on a training exercise.
As the crew quickly zoomed in to the slope they spotted Adam stood at the bottom trying to read his map. At first they could not believe he had fallen so far but he had. His dramatic fall has been retraced and there is evidence of his rapid decent.
It is thought that three craggy outcrops helped break his fall. Adam suffered a few minor cuts and bruises plus a minor chest injury. When he was rescued he was said to be "shaking from extreme emotional shock and the sheer relief of still being alive". I bet he was. Adam is in hospital in Glasgow but is said to be doing fine.