/ NEWS: Cuillin Rockfall Fatal Accident

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UKC News - on 02 Jun 2011
Cioch Direct, 4 kbA climber has been killed in an accident on Sron na Ciche on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, on Tuesday 31st of May 2011.

South African Tessa Cousins, 56, was hit by rockfall dislodged by her climbing partner while the pair were on the third pitch of the classic climb Cioch Direct.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=62485

pog100 - on 02 Jun 2011
In reply to UKC News:

the thread now shows that the ukc contributor has had lots of offers of help and is now sorted. I got the impression from her last post that she didn't want this getting out of hand...
Quarryboy - on 02 Jun 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Its amazing how one loose block can cause so much trouble and harm to so many people.
whispering nic - on 02 Jun 2011
In reply to Quarryboy:
It's a sobering reminder that we play a dangerous game that has some real objective dangers...
Quarryboy - on 03 Jun 2011
In reply to whispering nic: I took a 14 meter fall not to long ago and was dragged off to hospital when a hold broke. You never actually think bad things will happen until they do.

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