Professional climber survives horror fall from Yosemite peak

A professional climber has survived a horror fall while scaling Yosemite’s 3,200ft El Capitan.

Emily Harrington, a US national champion in sport climbing, shared a post on Instagram from a California hospital bed on Tuesday announcing she got “banged up” after having a “bad fall”.

The 33-year-old wrote: “I had an accident yesterday on El Cap.

“I’m banged up but gonna be ok thankfully. Not much to say except I took a bad fall and pin balled a bit then somehow hit the rope w my neck”.

The second picture included in the post shows a sizeable burn mark across the top of her neck and face from the rope.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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