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Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies


by dogplodder » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:58 pm

Route description: Ben Tee, Kilfinnan

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Tee

Date walked: 22/04/2015

Distance: 10 km

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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby dogplodder » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:22 pm

BlackPanther wrote:
Good to hear Mary is recovering well :D I totally agree, some women you just can't keep down. :wink:
I have never had a close encounter with the mountain rescue (lucky so far) but having heard/read some of the rescue stories I can't imagine not saying a simple thank you to those guys. They do a fantastic job.

PS. The shonky stile should be fixed. I agree it's a potential leg breaker. We did Ben Tee in winter and you should see us getting over the stile when it was covered in ice :shock:


It's ironic that minutes earlier she safely negotiated the perilous stile then got a horrible injury slipping on mud. :o
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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby dogplodder » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:07 pm

weaselmaster wrote:Helpfully it was on a hill with phone reception too - a different matter if there was no reception in the area.
Not the sort of injury you'd want if on your own and out of phone contact :shock:


Mary has registered with some scheme whereby you're guaranteed to get through - but we didn't need to use it as had a signal anyway. :wink:
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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby dogplodder » Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:05 pm

Silverhill wrote:Good to hear that Mary is on the mend. She was lucky to have you by her side! :D


Only now there's a sneaking suspicion folk are jinxed going out with me - only the brave need apply! 8)
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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby mrssanta » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:34 pm

you never know what's round the corner - another dramatic story!
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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby dogplodder » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:31 pm

Emmanuelle wrote:And yes, the MR folk are absolutely amazing. One of my friends is both a firefighter and a MR guy in the Ochils and such altruism must be celebrated.


Totally agree. They do a great job in all weathers - not always as genial as the day Mary needed them.
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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby dogplodder » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:07 pm

railton22 wrote:That's some report Dogplodder. :shock: Epic. Sending get well wishes to Mary. Please don't go for the hat-trick


Trying very hard not to. :o
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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby dogplodder » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:09 pm

mrssanta wrote:you never know what's round the corner - another dramatic story!


This is true - and where you'd least expect it. :o
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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby Caberfeidh » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:45 am

dogplodder wrote:The path leads to a stile which is on its last legs in terms of helping anyone over the fence and is in potential danger of injuring someone unless it's fixed.
Shonky stile
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...which I did until we got close then because I didn't have ear protectors (which I'd been given during Moira's rescue)... .
This happens so often on your trips? :shock:
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BlackPanther wrote:PS. The shonky stile should be fixed. I agree it's a potential leg breaker. We did Ben Tee in winter and you should see us getting over the stile when it was covered in ice :shock:

It's ironic that minutes earlier she safely negotiated the perilous stile then got a horrible injury slipping on mud. :o

So we are all agreed that the stile needs fixed. Any volunteers to carry a hand-drill, screws and a couple of wooden battens up the hill, or does everyone think it should be fixed by someone else?
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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby dogplodder » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:23 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:So we are all agreed that the stile needs fixed. Any volunteers to carry a hand-drill, screws and a couple of wooden battens up the hill, or does everyone think it should be fixed by someone else?


You're right, one of us should do it. A hand-drill and screws should be enough as there are loose wooden battens that could be reused. My better half would do a great job but the challenge would be getting him up there. 8)
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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby shredder » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:02 pm

Quite a story.......How's your pal doing now? 8)
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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby dogplodder » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:14 pm

shredder wrote:Quite a story.......How's your pal doing now? 8)


Now walking pretty well without a stick. Managing stairs but going up more easily than coming down making her wonder if future descents might be tricky. Thanks for asking! :D
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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby dogplodder » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:45 pm

Five months after the accident here's Mary reaching summit of Cairngorm - and no she didn't use the funicular but walked up. :clap:

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Re: Winched into the sky from the mountain of the fairies

Postby Mal Grey » Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:05 pm

dogplodder wrote:Five months after the accident here's Mary reaching summit of Cairngorm - and no she didn't use the funicular but walked up. :clap:

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Yay! Nice one.
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