Despite falling 50 feet from a rock career, Magdalena Michalowska did not know she had broken her neck and smiled in photos taken after the dramatic accident.
Magdalena and her friend, Wojciech Turek, were navigating a path to the top of the Stob Garbh peak of 3,142 feet near Stirling when the shocking accident occurred.
In addition to fracturing one of the vertebrae in her neck, Magdalena suffered a broken cheek, a broken ankle and severe bruising.
Magdalena Michalowska and her friend, Wojciech Turek, were climbing a path to the top of Stob Garbh near Stirling when the accident occurred
Magdalena found the positive side of the situation and, despite the wounds that Wojciech's photos caused her, in which her bloodied face can be seen.
Magdalena said: & # 39; I was happy to be alive.
I'm just trying to always find something positive in all cases. I was very happy [Wojciech] I was there.
Magdalena admitted that she was "surprised" by the extent of her injuries.
Magdalena, who will have to wear a collar for the next six weeks, said: "I can not move my body or neck because I have broken part of my spine.
"I was surprised because I did not feel much pain."
Although bloodied, bruised and sore, Magdalena, she had no idea that she had broken her neck when she posed for photos
Magdalena also suffered a fractured cheek, a broken ankle and severe bruises.
Magdalena was transported by plane to Queen Margaret University in Glasgow by the rescue helicopter Coastguard Rescue
Magdalena and her companions set out to board the 3,142-foot peak on Saturday
Magdalena, who lives in Glasgow, and her companions were descending the peak on Saturday when the accident occurred around 3 p.m.
It was only when rescuers arrived three hours later that the seriousness of the situation began to emerge and the 41-year-old pilot was transported by air from the mountain.
Subsequently, Magdalena published the images published on social networks to raise awareness of the dangers of walking on the hills.
He published the images saying: & # 39; My last hike up the hill ended in the hospital. Be careful with people in the mountains. "
His publication was very well received and many praised his positive response to his accident.
In social networks, Bugsy Malone wrote with admiration: "You still managed to smile, brave lady".
Magdalena and her friend, Wojciech Turek, were climbing a separate path to the top when the accident occurred
The Magdalena accident in Stob Garbh (pictured) occurred around 3 pm on Saturday
Magdalena, who is originally from Poland, was flown by helicopter to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow by the Coastguard Rescue helicopter after support from the local mountain rescue team.
The team's coordinator, Bill Rose, said they were called regularly to the area as it is very steep.
He added that it was a lucky fog in the cleared area so they could bring the helicopter.
Speaking about the victim's cheerful behavior, he said: "It happens quite often; it's comforting that we're taking them to a hospital.
He added; & # 39; I even had people singing songs for us. Not only is it a comfort to them, it is also a comfort to us as well.
"It may take us a while to get there, so I guess they're relieved to see us."
This is not the first time someone has underestimated their injuries while walking.
In 2016, a doctor who fractured his back in 12 places in a mountain fall left the hill, was driven 70 miles home and fed the dog, before going to A & E.
Ashley Simpson, from Edinburgh, escaped death after slipping over Ben Lawers in the Highlands with a rock that broke his fall.
Her boyfriend took a photo of her lying in the snow before realizing the extent of her injuries.