There is no doubt that a Man/Unimog/Iveco/etc is a very capable vehicle and a great way to go explore the world.
However, "with great power comes great responsibility" as they say...and that includes rescuing your vehicle when it fells down a cliff, as this family just experienced.
Thank you to Martyn at Overland-live to point this story out.
Major kudos to Luca and Sameena to have managed to rescue the vehicle and stay on the road (and the 20 or so villagers who helped them).
Here is short excerpt of the story but please read their blog for more stories and images - it's worth it.
Halfway down the slope, as I help Luca keep on track, I see to my horror the road disappear beneath our wheels. “STOP” We halt just in time, the gap is from wheel to wheel, 3 metres wide. I jump out but have no immediate reaction, seconds pass loudly and Lusira is passed out of the window. Harald and Tanja join me quickly, I instinctively try and jam stones under the wheels , where they have fallen away. I quickly realise the road is handmade , and what seemed solid from above, from below is incredibly unstable.