A Czech man survived a 1,000 foot fall down the side of a mountain.

Martin Tlusty, 20, from Prague had been climbing with friends in the Low Tatras mountain range in neighbouring Slovakia when he lost his footing, slipped and fell 1,000 feet down the side of the mountain.

He said: "We had come to the end of a trail, but as I started to turn round, the ground went from under me and I fell. All I could feel was snow, ice and rocks underneath me."