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Mountain rescue

Mountain rescue


by dogplodder » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:12 pm

Route description: Beinn Mheadhoin via the Shelter Stone

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mheadhoin

Date walked: 30/08/2010

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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:42 am

ballarat wrote::clap: :clap: big well dones to all :clap: :clap: and especially on having trained and obedient dogs :clap: :clap: :clap:



Not always so obedient..... but on the day it mattered they were. :D
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:37 pm

mrssanta wrote:Don't think I have seen a picture of Moira without a grin. Even when in severe pain.
hope you have all sponsored Polly !!!


Yes, I'm hoping that too Mrs S - It's a most worthy cause for everyone on this site! :clap:
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby Scotjamie » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:42 pm

Excellent report on many levels, DP.
Moira was lucky you were there to support...rather than me!!
MR just a class apart :clap:
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:21 pm

Ibex wrote:Those photo's are fantastic though. Particularly love the one of Jack sat in front of Shelter Crag. Nature displayed in all its glory! :D


You really have to go there - it's an awesome place! :D
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:16 am

Wow!!!

What an adventure!

Kathleen you have mentioned Moira's injury in some of your previous reports, so this was great to find out how it actually happened.

If you are going to injure yourself this is how to do it (Moira's way!)......
Stunning scenery.
Get help from people training for the Himalayas with back up from D of E candidates.
Have the option of sheltering in a bivvy.
Be delicately handled by hunky helicopter chaps.
Arrange for beautiful weather.
Get fantastic views of our amazing country from the helicopter.
But best of all have a top notch super dooper pal like Kathleen to be there every step/limp of the way!

You two are a couple of crazy chicks!!!

Well done for smiling through it all :D :D :D
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:34 am

It's always good to know the story has a happy ending - having seen you and Moira on several trips this year its amazing to see how far she has come from such a nasty injury, with lots of invaluable support from friends too I guess. :D :D
Great report and pics, and yes all credit to the rescue guys and Raigmore A&E - I've needed their services a couple of times myself and think they are brilliant :D :D
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby caperkaillie » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:01 pm

sorry to hear of your difficult day,could i add a comment;your feet could be clad in a pair of shoes with ankle support;i continue to use leather boots,and find they help in saving ankles in difficult situations.glad youre back on the hills once again moira. :)
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:54 pm

John Doh wrote: There is a good reminder of how the mountains can take their toll upon us and how grateful we can be for these guys who are responding to emergency calls.



Hope everyone is supporting Polly's fund-raising effort for them! :D
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:56 pm

litljortindan wrote:Moira obviously made of strong stuff. I'd have been bawling my eyes out no doubt. Also inspiring that she has quickly got back into walking.


She's a determined lady! :clap:
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:59 pm

EvanandEarth wrote:I hope its the kind of thing that would just be the natural response for anyone in the hills but I have to say its great to hear of other walkers assisting and helping out where they can in an emergency.



All the folk we met that day were so helpful and we felt well looked after. :D
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:14 am

Gareth Harper wrote:Aye makes you think.
Guid to hear Moira is back in the hills.
Quick rescue!


Superbly quick! :clap:
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:16 am

rohan wrote:Glad it all turned out well. I think I would have had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the chopper (unless it was me with the broken ankle).


To be honest the chopper experience was great - only spoiled by Moira's injury. :wink:
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:18 am

Meatball wrote:Splendid report and props for being able to smile with a broken ankle!


She sure was brave. :clap:
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:20 am

BlackPanther wrote:It took me a while to "digest" this story :D and I can understand why you needed time to gather up to write it... But as an old Polish proverb says: "If there's happy ending, there are only good memories".

My mum had a broken ankle some time ago (not from hillwalking) and it took her many months to return to full health, so I know it's a long and painful journey. So glad to hear that Moira is "among the hills" again :clap:

I hope we'll run into each other "up there" one time :D


Thanks BP. With you being in Beauly and me in Inverness you'd think we would just do that one of these times - and I think from all the photos I've seen I would have no difficulty knowing you! :lol: :D
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:24 pm

Scotjamie wrote:MR just a class apart :clap:


Second that SJ :D
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