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Date of Incident

01/01/1991

Country

Scotland

Route

Hells Lum Chimney

Activity

Mixed winter climbing

When

Setting up belay

Injury

None

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.

Causes

Fall or slip

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

Author

Jon Garside

11 February 2020 at 16:20:57

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