If variety is the spice of life, then my career must be a vindaloo. What else could explain a background that has involved revealing the 'Mission Impossible' takeover attempt of Rangers by Ethan Hunt; that Little Britain stars created a storm when describing Motherwell in less than complimentary terms; unveiling Scotland's most valuable companies; and detailing the £1bn hole in the country's public sector pensions. All without a jug of iced water in sight.
The woman, who was attached by a rope, fell over 160ft on a frozen waterfall known as Oui Oui on Creag Dubh near Newtonmore, suffering serious head injuries.
She was hit by a 10-foot wide section of another frozen waterfall known for its instability.
Army trauma doctor Christine Paterson from Inverness who had just returned from Afghanistan was climbing nearby and was able to provide first aid and stay with the casualty until Cairngorm Mountain Rescue arrived.