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CaptainVertigo
2016-03-30 14:15:55
"Sarah Albone nearly died in blizzard after climbing  in shorts" from CaptainVertigo Expand pics
Sarah Albone nearly died in blizzard after climbing in shorts (Expand pics)
Young woman almost died on Ben Nevis
ACCORDING TO THE IRISH MIRROR

A woman has praised mountaineers for rescuing her from Ben Nevis after she was caught out in a blizzard wearing just shorts.
Sarah Albone, 28, ate her only supplies - a chocolate Lindt bunny - before setting off for the summit in fell-running trainers with a selfie-stick in her backpack.
She made it to the top of the 1,344 meter mountain but started suffering from hypothermia during the descent and was unable to walk.
Luckily she was found by a group of four climbers who gave her food and clothes to warm her up.
Sarah said: "The people I met up the mountain that day are real life super heroes. I honestly cannot thank them enough.
"At no point did I really intend to get to the top...I wasn't dressed appropriately and I reached the top more by accident then anything else.
"The weather was pretty appalling - snow blizzards , avalanches abound, heavy cloud cover and a white-out.
"These four guys stayed and helped me when they really didn't have to.
"Gave up their clothes to keep me warm, sacrificed their food rations so I didn't pass out and sat with me in the middle of a storm."
Sarah was spending the Easter weekend biking through Scotland when she arrived at the foot of Ben Nevis.
On Saturday she began walking up the UK's highest mountain with the intention of turning around before the top.
But she ended up reaching the trig point, despite significant snowfall.
Sarah, of Lewes, East Sussex, only started experiencing hypothermia symptoms while descending.
She said: "I became borderline hypothermic on the descent. I couldn't feel my body and was unable to walk any further.
"While most people would have been like 'on your own love' these four guys stayed and helped me when they really didn't have to."
The group of four contacted mountain rescue and were told conditions were too bad for a helicopter.
After warming Sarah up and giving her food and drink they managed to help her walk to safety.
She added: "If it wasn't for [their] help...Ben Nevis would have been Ben Never.
"I'm booking myself in for a mountaineering course as soon as I get back home.
"I never, ever want to put myself or anyone else in that sort of situation again.
"I also would like to be able to help someone the way they all helped me."


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ewen
ewen 4 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.


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