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Strathfarrar - gimmie a break!
by fipriestley » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:54 am
Route description: Glen Strathfarrar Munros circuit
Munros included on this walk: Carn nan Gobhar (Strathfarrar), Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais, Sgurr Fhuar-thuill, Sgurr na Ruaidhe
Date walked: 10/11/2012
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 18.4 km
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Great day out, started clear with snow on the tops meaning slips and slides all round (except for Scoob who never falls - touch wood!). We made good time and were in sight of the end car before sunset Walking along at a good pace going down the last of the land rover track, I didn't give any thought to slowing for the wet wooden planks at one point in the track (they were flush with the rest of the track)... too late! Feet went from under me in a 2-footed slide as I crashed down onto my bum Not the first time I've had such a fall on the hills but this time I managed to land more on to one side. I couldn't put any weight on to my right arm and needed to be lifted back to my feet so I could finish the walk out.
In Inverness an hour later, Raigmore A&E confirmed a badly broken wrist and fitted a temp cast. I've since had surgery... on the fracture scale 1-8 with 1 being simplest, clean break, mine is an 8 After such a daft wee slip when I was really off the hill, I've ended up with a metal plate inside my wrist holding together the pieces of bones signed off work for 2 weeks ( knocked them down from 4 weeks; I've only been off twice before in 15 years and proud of my record) can't drive and told this will take at least 8 weeks to heal We'll see...
Scoob's fabby video report stopped short of catching my fall - the walk was already done after all!
by scoob999 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:08 am
Excellent day out, apart from the end luckily or not i had a first aid kit with me i even managed to put on the sling.....badly, but it worked...no sure if you were ready for the mouth to mouth? well i cant remember when your supposed to do that
I am looking forward to learning you how to walk again though
Now be CAREFULL
by SAVAGEALICE » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:54 am
by pigeon » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:34 am
by mrssanta » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:33 pm
by quoman » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:48 pm
by SusieThePensioner » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:41 pm
Loved the photos
by Lenore » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:47 pm
by Scotjamie » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:00 pm
you slipped on planks....
near the car....
by fipriestley » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:09 pm
Oh I think you're doing just fine Will try not to need a carer for too longscoob999 wrote:... well i cant remember when your supposed to do that
Thanks Pigeon. Yes, still obsessed with getting out every week, which makes any recovery/down time even tougher... keeping an eye out for any gentle walks I can easily do one-handedpigeon wrote:...Your Munro count has no half raced up as well
Thanks Mrs Santa, exactly - it could have been worse!mrssanta wrote:...Thank goodness it wasn't your ankle.
Thanks Quoman. Gutted we missed the walk with you and Geo, etc... next time!
Now why didn't I think of that earlier!Lenore wrote:You should have taken those 4 weeks, Fi: 2 to recover and 2 weeks to do lots of 'therapeutic' hill walking!
Guilty! Maybe I'll have time to brush up on general hill knowledgeScotjamie wrote:...eejit.
by dogplodder » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:20 pm
Do give yourself a proper chance to heal after such a bad break. Four weeks sounds more realistic to me.
by basscadet » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:29 am
Good job you were almost back, cant imagine walking off the hill with a fracture would be much fun..
I did the 4 in remarkably similar conditions by the looks of things.. must of been a good day up until the planks of woe..
by GillC » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:06 am
by Johnny Corbett » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:37 am
Looks like it is the WH route, they just used two cars to save on the road walk, ie they cheatedGillC wrote:Hey guys,,see your walk is about 7k shorter than the WH route,,any tips on route? might get this in next weekend..Cheers guys
by GillC » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:27 pm