Ah, a funny one this time Michael!
‘Simon!’ Miles shouted.
‘What?’ came the distant reply.
‘I need a hand here.’
‘Just a mo………………’
There was a rope in his hiker’s pack, so all Simon had to do was tie one end to a tree, throw the other to him, then pull him up.
‘I’ve got just the thing!’ Simon called triumphantly. ‘Use this to cut the branch, or you could just let go I suppose.’
‘You idiot! Use the rope!’
‘Why? Do you want to hang yourself instead?’