/ Fall at Wintours Leap
Hmmmm similar thing happened last time I was there too, 28th August. Didn't want to post on here and get flamed as a rubber necker. It's a shame that website does not seem to go back to the 28th as I am still wondering what happened and if everyone was OK. It was a bit sobering to be deracking at the hole in the wall to then see two fire engines, police, paramedics etc all turn up - but heartening to see such a massive and quick turn out.
Completely natural to be concerned about any accident you were in the vicinity of. Not 'rubbernecking' - it would be heartless if you didn't worry about what happened to the person and try to find out.
There's a news story on the BBC about the fall on the 28th (google news "Wintour's leap") and there was another fall there on 16th of september. As far as I can tell all three are alive (if not necessarily well) but that's three in a month at Wintour's and with my climbing partner currently on crutches after a fall at Stanage, I'm beginning to think tis is a dangerous sport!
News story here for anyone interested: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-23871278, I like the way it mentions "one rock climbing website".
Your link doesn't work for me.
I was away on 28/8 and have no knowledge of the incident on that day.
Sadly, the one on Saturday 14th September (not 16th) was fatal.
I understand the climber who fell last Friday (20th) suffered a dislocated shoulder but have no official knowledge.
The latter two were both on Fly Wall.
Sorry - an extra comma got inserted, below should work (not that it says much).
Shocking to hear of a fatality.
Thoughts are with the climbing partner and the family.
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