New bride survives 300-metre fall on honeymoon

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THIS newly-married couple was mountain climbing on the “trip of a lifetime” when it all changed in a terrible instant.

POLISH newlyweds were on the “trip of a lifetime” mountain climbing in Alaska when the bride was injured during a harrowing fall, according to reports.

Magdalena Czarnecka, 39, suffered spinal injuries after a 300-metre plunge in Denali, where she was celebrating her honeymoon with husband, Michael Wangrat, the Anchorage Daily Newsand the New York Post reported.Ms Czarnecka was roped together with the groom’s cousin, Marek Paleski, during the climb on the West Buttress route when he slipped at around 5200 metres.

The two climbers, however, weren’t clipped into any of the safety pickets on the route and both began to fall down the ridge of the mountain, the newspaper reported.“Maybe we felt too safe and too strong to clip in,” Ms Czarnecka said.

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