A True Scotsman

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  1. skunk macrumors G4

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12317356
    Talk about sangfroid... :)
     
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  3. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I had to reread the part about the "... the bits of his kit..." on the mountainside. Initially I read it as "... bits of his kilt .... "
    :)
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I just read about this a few minutes ago. Damn, that is one lucky dude.
     
  5. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes. I had to reread your post and then reread the article and then reread your post again. It's amazing what tricks the mind can play.
     
  6. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Me too! ...until I read your post and then reread that sentence.
     
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    I had to look up outcrop. I pictured a guy knocking down corn stalks as he rolled down a mountain.
     
  8. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    American schools need to teach Англиский Язык so we can be bilingual.
     
  9. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    They never mentioned his name. I'm guessing it was Connor MacLeod.
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    There can be only one.;)
     
  11. Sydde, Jan 31, 2011
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    Sydde macrumors 68020

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    More detail at the Daily Record

    Adam Potter has "had worse cuts shaving".

    He was hiking with his girlfriend Kate Berry and his black lab Harry (Potter).

    Broke his back in three places, but counts himself lucky (aside from the not dying part) that he did not break his leg, because that might well have put the kibosh on his Everest plans, "I hope that I will be fit. This is a bit of an inconvenience."
     
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    A remarkable escape. Maybe after this he'll take up base jumping with a squirrel suit?
     
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