Date of Incident

01/01/1991

Country

Scotland

Route

Incident

When setting up a belay at the top of the climb I slipped but managed to grab hold of the anchor I had created. Otherwsie, I would have fallen a very long way with serious consequences.

Lessons

Whilst I had finished the climb, I failed to appreciate the risk I was still exposed to. I was still on steep ground above a long fall and unattached to an anchor.

Activity

Mixed winter climbing

When

Setting up belay

Injury

None

Causes

Fall or slip

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

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