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'I was sliding towards the drop and couldn't stop' - the writer who fell from a mountain

It is every climber's worst nightmare. In this extract from his thrilling book about the glorious - and treacherous - Cuillin Ridge on Skye, Simon Ingram recalls the day its wild peaks almost took his lifeI had been out of signal for most of the day, so when my phone suddenly stirred in my pocket, I decided to have a look. Remembering a climbing maxim - "Don't try to do two things at once" - I shouted for my friend Kingsley to hang on, stopped and took out my mobile. The message was junk, but I took the opportunity to send some that weren't and then check my voicemail.Wandering absent-mindedly to where a boulder jutted off into the mist, I noticed Kingsley moving down the path. Shouting to alert him that I'd stopped, I brought the handset up to my ear and looked out at the cloud hanging off the Cuillin Ridge, waiting for the phone to connect. I took another step, just a small one to the left. And then everything went wrong. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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