Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Scottish Climber Lives to Tell Tale of Attack by Grizzly in the Rockies

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Scottish Climber Lives to Tell Tale of Attack by Grizzly in the Rockies

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Scots climber 'sore' after grizzly attack in Rockies

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TORONTO - A Scottish man says he's recovering after being attacked by a grizzly bear while climbing in the Rocky Mountains.

On his Facebook page, Greg Boswell says he's "OK, just a little shook up and sore."

Boswell, 24, says that after the attack, which left him with gashes in his lower leg, there was a three-hour descent from their camp, followed by a two-hour drive to hospital.

Boswell posted after being treated in hospital that he's "all stitched up now and on the mend" following Sunday night's encounter with the bear.

Nick Bullock was climbing with Boswell and says Boswell pried the bear's jaws apart after it had caught him and bitten through his boot.

In a blog account of the incident, Bullock wrote that Boswell ran past him screaming and then "the bear bounded, pulling and pushing the snow with powerful legs. …

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