A CLIMBER who suffered a broken neck after falling more than 600ft on a mountain last year is to give talks about the experience in Kendal this weekend.

Richard Tiplady tripped while negotiating a difficult section on Pillar and came to rest just short of a steep gully.

The avalanche debris which arrested his tumble and stopped him going over the precipice probably saved his life.

Mr Tiplady and John Fleetwood, who is from Kendal and was climbing with Mr Tiplady at the time of his accident, are to give a talk at Kendal's United Reformed Church centre, at 106 Highgate, this Saturday and Sunday.

Mr Tiplady, from Glasgow, said the talk, entitled Life or Death on the Mountain, was 'about learning to live with risk, and what to do when it all goes very wrong'.

"That's what I hope to share from my story," he said.

Mr Tiplady's injuries after the accident on the mountain, which is one of the Western Fells, in March 2020 included a broken neck and a broken ankle. He was treated by mountain rescuers and airlifted to hospital.

The talks are taking place at 2pm each day.

The events are ticketed. Visit tinyurl.com/4awktmvd to book.