Man survives 1,000 foot fall
A Czech man survived a 1,000 foot fall down the side of a mountain.
Martin Tlusty, 20, from Prague had been climbing with friends in the Low Tatras mountain range in neighbouring Slovakia when he lost his footing, slipped and fell 1,000 feet down the side of the mountain.
He said: "We had come to the end of a trail, but as I started to turn round, the ground went from under me and I fell. All I could feel was snow, ice and rocks underneath me."
He was taken to hospital by mountain rescue teams but doctors said he suffered only cuts and bruises from the fall and would soon bounce back, local daily Novy Cas reported.
The man said he would be back climbing the same mountains as soon as possible. He said: "I'll definitely be back."http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1328805.html