Gairich, my 1st Munro this year, almost my last ever ...
by angusb » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:49 pm
by Lightfoot2017 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:35 pm
PS: great photos though…
by Helen Bruce » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:01 pm
Difficult not to take good photos on a day like that!
by dogplodder » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:11 pm
Your story struck a chord... My friend's brother's girl friend slipped walking on a wet grassy slope, hit her head on a rock and died. That, along with what happened to you, shows how easily a simple slip can become serious.
by Helen Bruce » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:34 pm
I'm really delighted to have been voted March's winner, thanks for all your comments.
by tomyboy73 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:47 am
by Robert the Bruce » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:39 am
An excellent read and my first visit to this site!
Overtrousers and outer shells + snow can combine to produce glissade like speeds very quickly. You are most fortunate that you were able to arrest. But you are probably a better walker/mountaineer because of the experience, so if you have not already done so, put this day in your log book!
- Robert the Bruce
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by stevesey » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:10 pm
RocksRock wrote:Very glad you managed to stop that slide.
I learned the other lesson about grass well over 40 years ago - that very dry grass can be very slippy. While geologising as a student, alone, slid on v dry grass above a sea cliff in Pembrokeshire, towards a sea cliff - urghhhhhhhhhhhh. Rolled over (instinct) and a geological hammer managed to arrest me in time although I yanked my ahoulder. Shudder to remember it!
That does remind me that as a kid we used to slide down local grass embankments on tea trays, cardboard etc in the summer. I expect a goretex/pertex or whatever jacket is just as slippy.
by AbbsFooty » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:07 pm
I'm vry glad you are safe! Thanks for posting
by norriew » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:58 pm
by Helen Bruce » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:05 pm
And welcome to WH, Robert the Bruce! Look forward to your first trip report ...!
by Peter913 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:16 pm
Some nicely composed shots you have there and yes going munro bagging ill equipped and a good idea
Hope your ok and doesent put you off
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