Climber being airlifted
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Climber who fell 800ft feels 'lucky to be alive'

A hillwalker who survived after plunging 800ft from a cliff edge in the Cairngorms has said he feels lucky to be alive.

Ollie Daniel, 25, fell while walking in the Coire Sputan Dearg area on Sunday.

He was airlifted to safety and treated for injuries which included nine broken ribs.

Mr Daniel, from Cambridge, told BBC Scotland's Kevin Keane that he will return to the mountains.

Rescue footage courtesy of Braemar Mountain Rescue

  • 09 Jan 2014