Scottish Climber Survives 1,000 Feet Fall

A mountain climber in Scotland had just reached a summit when he lost his footing. Adam Potter of Glasgow fell 1,000 feet down a rocky slope. A military helicopter happened to be in the area. When they reached him, paramedics didn't expect to find him alive — much less standing up reading a map.

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A mountain climber in Scotland had just reached a summit when he lost his footing. Adam Potter, of Glasgow, fell 1,000 feet down a rocky slope. A military helicopter happened to be in the area and when they reached him, paramedics did not expect to find the climber alive - much less discover him standing up, reading a map. Potter suffered only scrapes and bruises after tumbling down from the height of the Eiffel Tower.

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