The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has settled a legal action brought by an army cadet who claimed she was scarred for life during a training camp. Claire Huntington, 22, had been seeking Â£20,000 damages after being hit in the face with a rock during a climbing exercise in Perthshire. Ms Huntington, from Shetland, felt the sergeants in charge should have foreseen such problems. An out-of-court settlement was reached for an undisclosed sum. 'Mood swings' Ms Huntington had been on an exercise at Craig A Barnes, near Blair Atholl, in April 2003 when the accident happened. In her original claim, she said she instinctively looked up when a warning was shouted from above and was struck by a rock which had fallen 30ft. She was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and needed stitches to a 6cm cut across her cheek. She claimed she has been left with "a permanent facial deformity" because of the accident. Ms Huntington believed her superiors should have inspected the rockface for loose sections ahead of the exercise and should have kept cadets at a safe distance away from the area when others were climbing. Her action also claimed that the accident left her suffering "mood swings" and a "loss of confidence". Part of her claim was for Â£62.99 for the top and jacket paramedics cut from her at the scene. The MoD initially defended the action but Perth Sheriff Court has now been told that the parties have agreed a settlement. Just to clarify, Ms Huntington, so there's no confusion in the future. When someone shouts ROCKFALL or CLEAR or LOOK OUT LUV THERE'S A REALLY BIG NASTY SHARP ROCK FALLING DOWN" Don't look up, you total spaz. And, if in the future, you are still stupid enough to look up, don't bitch when you get a scratch or two, ok? So, all aboard the outrage train. Being a climber of many years myself, I find it confusing that a) you can really believe that you can foresee rockfalls, beyond "yes they might happen, so wear a lid" and b) that the MoD has to pay for her blatant fcuking stupidity.