A CLIMBER who tumbled 300 metres from the summit of a Scottish mountain not only survived the fall, but was standing on his feet looking at a map when rescuers arrived.
Adam Potter, a 35-year-old from Glasgow, lost his footing on Saturday and fell down the craggy and near-vertical eastern face of Sgurr Choinnich Mor, a 1094-metre-high mountain in the western Highlands.
He was spotted at about 790 metres, making his tumble almost 300 metres from the summit.
Mr Potter told Sky: "We were about 3000ft (914m) t up, give or take a few. I couldn't really see the bottom at that point because there was a lot of cloud coming and going.
"As I slipped, I gained speed very quickly. I tried to slow myself down as quickly as possible because I knew once I had got the speed it would be difficult to lose it.
..talk about luck