In his own words:
I tried to slow myself down on the ice and snow. I was jabbing my feet, my hands or anything to try to slow myself down, but each time I lost speed I would go over a bit of cliff.
His girlfriend Kate Berry, 30, and friends Helen and Jeremy Anson could only watch in horror.
However, Potter claims it was just like being on a park slide, only longer and more painful. Stunned rescuers found him standing up, while reading a map. He did sustain some relatively serious injuries beyond the cuts, scratches and bruises, he has broken his back in three places but is not confined to a chair.
He was quoted as saying: “I have had worse cuts while shaving!”.
His next goal? Mt Everest – which he hopes to conquer in March (providing he can recover in time). [Daily Record]