Scotsman Survives 1000-foot Fall From Mountain

January 31, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 30: Adam Potter, 36, from Glasgow, who fell almost 1,000ft (305m) from the summit of Britain's highest mountain, poses while recovering at the Southern General hospital on January 30, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Getty Unedited)
GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 30: Adam Potter, 36, from Glasgow, who fell almost 1,000ft (305m) from the summit of Britain's highest mountain, poses while recovering at the Southern General hospital on January 30, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Getty Unedited)
A Scottish climber has survived a 1,000-foot fall from a snowy mountain. 

Adam Potter, 35, was just about to put on his crampons on when he slipped and made a drop few would have expected anyone to survive.

Not only did Potter survive the fall, but he only suffered relatively minor injuries, the worst being three small fractures to his back.

Potter was rescued by a royal navy helicopter, which was on a training exercise in the area.

When the rescue workers spotted him he was walking around looking at his map, according to the The Scotsman.

"I will be a little bit more cautious next time and perhaps a little bit safer, but I could have slipped on the pavement going out the front door,” Potter told the newspaper

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