A daredevil ‘base jumper’ sparked an emergency call out after the stunt went wrong in Wester Ross.
Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team and the Inverness Coastguard helicopter were called to assist in the evacuation of a man who had been injured after falling from the AnTeallach ridge.
The injured man, in his 20s, was one of a group of base jumpers who had jumped off Lord Berkeley’s Seat on the ridge, which is 3,380ft above sea level and has a mostly vertical drop of at least 1,640ft on its north face.
After jumping off the peak, the casualty’s parachute was caught by a gust of wind which turned him around and propelled him into the face of the mountain.
He then slid a short distance before stopping. He was then able to climb back up, over steep and very hazardous terrain, to rejoin his companions on the main ridge.
He was found to have sustained only minor injuries and was evacuated.
Dundonnell MRT leader Donald Macrae said “This is the first time we’ve been called out to a base jumping incident.
“To say this young man is lucky to be alive is something of an understatement – he must have a guardian angel. He came very close indeed to a long vertical drop which he would not have survived.”