MacIntyre v Ministry of Defence [2011] EWHC 1690 (QB)

1 June 2011

The decision of the High Court in MacIntyre v Ministry of Defence [2011] EWHC 1690 (QB) is reviewed by Matthew White, junior counsel for the Defendant and an amateur climber.

The Claimant (“C”) was an officer serving in the Army. He was on an adventurous training expedition in the Bavarian Alps when he was seriously injured by falling rocks. The court considered the duty and standard of care with regard to climbing accidents.