Date of Incident

27/10/2019

Country

England

Incident

While moving from the start point on top of a boulder for fallen slab arete to the start point above it for fallen slab while wearing a backpack my foot slipped in the gully to the left hand side resulting in a fall onto my back and a slide I was unable to recover from. This sent me backwards head first off the original boulder. Fortunately I was somehow able to flip in the air and land on my feet leaving me shaken but unharmed bar minor grazes.

Lessons

Consider removing backpacks and passing then separately when scrambling on uneven terrain.

Do not discount the danger of moving between points with uncertain footing.

Continue wearing helmets, helmets are awesome and the reason I don't have a cracked skull.

Activity

Sport rock climbing

When

Approach

Injury

No injury

Causes

Slip, trip or fall

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?