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British climber miraculously survives 600FT fall from Romania's highest mountain

Mirror logo Mirror 23/11/2016 Jackie Grant

Determined Miranda says she will return to the hills © Mirror Determined Miranda says she will return to the hills WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW

A British climber plunged 600ft from Romania’s highest mountain - and SURVIVED .

Miranda Singleton was swept off the side of 8346ft Moldoveanu and battered against rocks as she fell.

The 25-year-old suffered two brain haemorrhages, had skin ripped from her face, damaged her neck and suffered a bruised lung and a broken finger.

Yet incredibly, she is expected to make a full recovery, the Daily Record reports .

Structural engineer Miranda, who was climbing the mountain with pal Joss Livesey, is now recovering at her mum Chrissy’s home in Dumfries after 11 days in hospital. 

She told the Record: “I could have died up there.

“I don’t remember what happened but Joss told me I got hit by a gust of wind and slipped.”

Romanian doctors put Miranda in an induced coma and on a ventilator while they treated her life-threatening injuries.

Miranda plunged 200 metres down Moldoveanu in Romania<br /> © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Miranda plunged 200 metres down Moldoveanu in Romania

Joss, 26, from Cumbria, called a mountain rescue team after watching Miranda fall.

He then climbed down to her and found her bleeding badly. He bandaged her head and guided and carried her down the mountain until they met the rescue team.

Chrissy and her son Johnny, 19, flew out to Romania after doctors told her Miranda was seriously ill.

Chrissy told our sister paper the Dumfries Standard: “When we got there, her head was swollen but she was conscious. It honestly felt like a miracle.

“Joss told me he kept her talking as he helped her down. He thought she was going to die.”

Miranda met Joss, who is doing an eight-month climbing and cycling challenge for Alzheimer’s Research, in April and decided to join him for part of his route.

Posting on Facebook from Montenegro, he described the fall as “truly horrific”.

Miranda is on the mend at home in Dumfries © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Miranda is on the mend at home in Dumfries A grateful Miranda said: “It must have been the most awful few days for him. He went through a hell of a lot, thinking I was going to die. I would have died if it wasn’t for him.”

It will be several months before Miranda is fit enough to get back on the hills but she says the fall has not put her off climbing.

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