Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Flying Without Wings

No, we're not going all Westlife on you. Just probably the best way of describing an accident which occurred on the popular cliffs of Stob Coire nan Lochan, Glencoe, on Sunday afternoon. It seems that the lesson learned is not to go too close to the edge of the cornice when testing it! See the report in the Press & Journal.

Falling the full length of SC Gully (pictured) and coming away with just minor injuries is simply quite miraculous. Its a big bit of mountain and a long way down! As we jumped into the RAF Sea King to get uplifted to the coire, I must admit that I wasn't too sure what we'd be going to find based on the reports passed on to Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team. But all the same, great to see that there's a happy ending to this one.

Plenty of new snow in the last 24 hrs as the image from the A82 web cam shows. Winter's not over yet!

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