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Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 March 2006, 08:43 GMT
Fall victim makes Everest return
Conan Harrod the day before the accident
Mr Harrod was almost at the summit when he broke his leg
A British mountaineer who was forced to slide down Everest with a broken leg is to make another attempt on the peak.

Conan Harrod, 37, of Cheadle, Greater Manchester, was lucky to survive after smashing his leg just 250m (820ft) from the summit of the mountain in May 2003.

After a number of operations he is now back in training and a few weeks away from making another attempt.

Mr Harrod, who is to get married before he leaves for Nepal, is raising money for Christie Hospital in Manchester.

Fatal accident

He will spend about two months in the Himalayas acclimatising and completing his climb before returning in June.

Mr Harrod said: "I will be leaving behind my wife of just seven days.

"I am getting married the weekend before I fly out to Everest and then (spending) a week in Sardinia on our honeymoon before departing."

The climber's last attempt on the summit ended after he slipped when a sherpa pulled him after another climber lost his footing.

Accidents near the summit are usually fatal but Mr Harrod survived after crawling and hopping for more than 1.2 miles (2km) to a rescue point.

The climbing party was then taken off a ridge of the mountain at 7,800m (25,600ft) by the Royal Navy.

Watch as Conan Harrod prepares for a fresh bid to conquer Everest.

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