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.
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.
Sport rock climbing
Slip, trip or fall
Rescue Services Involved?
27 October 2019 at 16:44:02
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