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that chopper could have come in handy!

that chopper could have come in handy!


by davetherave » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:31 pm

Munros included on this walk: Binnein Beag, Sgurr Eilde Mor

Date walked: 29/01/2011

Time taken: 11.8 hours

Distance: 22.7 km

Ascent: 2012m

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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby HighlandSC » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:31 pm

:shock: blimey, dave, that's some day! Glad you both made it off the hill okay and I hope Julie recovers speedily. I'm a winter beginner slowly building up experience - tales like this help us all learn to take care out there.
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby kevsbald » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:23 pm

Jeezo Dave, I thought you were going to say Wilson had fallen!
If I'd never seen his face again....

In all seriousness, just glad you're all okay. Julie sounds like a battler.

I remember going up Binnein Mor earlier this year and looking at the crags and when you wrote 'we moved over to the right', I thought no!

Hopefully see you on the hill soon.
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby Bobbrooky » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:25 pm

As the others have said, thats a hell of a story mate, my sincere best wishes for Julies speedy recovery. It could have been so different. Which doesnt bear thinking about.
Re dogs, I was a serving fireman, and I have personal experience twice, of people dying, trying to save their dogs. I am a dog lover, and would have done the same thing to try and save my dog. The message is not to take them on a potentially dangerous trip. I know I couldnt live with myself, if my dog died on one of my leisure trips.
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby jonny616 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:43 pm

Glad all three of you are ok & that julie is recovering.

regards

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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby dooterbang » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:01 pm

Dave, Julie and Wilson, glad your all ok - albeit a couple of broken ribs.

Accidents can, and do, occur but it only reminds us to be ever vigilant and alert on the hills in these conditions. You both had crampons and axes out showing the awareness of safety issues, i think Julie was really unlucky. Tough woman to walk back that 8k :shock: 8)

Seems there was a few accidents at the weeknd. The guy who fell 1000ft, Julie and a guy burst his leg descending from the bealach at Dorain & Dothaidh.

Be careful folks and always have your ice axe out - crampons when needed.

Heres hoping for a speddy recovery for all.
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby kinley » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:23 pm

Dooterbang wrote:Be careful folks and always have your ice axe out - crampons when needed.


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And don't forget - if Mountain Lions attack:

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;) :lol:

P.S. For children under 30 years, Americans and aliens - Charley Says
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby dooterbang » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:36 pm

kinley wrote:
Dooterbang wrote:Be careful folks and always have your ice axe out - crampons when needed.


Image


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And don't forget - if Mountain Lions attack:

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;) :lol:



Ha ha - Charlie says :lol:

I think the dude that fell 1000ft from the summit was just about to get his axe out - lucky guy.
I hope he reaches his goal of summitting Everest, be some achievment.
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby rambler » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:19 pm

Scary stuff - glad it turned out OK.

kinley wrote: And don't forget - if Mountain Lions attack:

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So according to the sign if Mountain Lions attack you pick up your child and hold it out to the lion :?
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby kinley » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:43 pm

rambler wrote:Scary stuff - glad it turned out OK.

kinley wrote: And don't forget - if Mountain Lions attack:

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So according to the sign if Mountain Lions attack you pick up your child and hold it out to the lion :?


It at no point says anything about the child being your own ;)
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby rambler » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:55 pm

kinley wrote:It at no point says anything about the child being your own ;)


:think: .....that's fine then :thumbup:
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:38 pm

So glad to here Julie is recovering from her fall,that must have taken some effort to walk back to your car,bet you got a fright also Dave,hope its not to long till you both and Wilson get back out.
I also have two dogs that I take out with me and cant even begin to imagine what I would do if anything happened to one or heaven for bid both of them when we are out,anyway tell Julie what a tough cookie she must be take it easy and be safe :D
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby monty » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:30 pm

Better watch yourself Julie, I think Dave is after the insurance money :lol: :lol:

Get well soon. :D

Thats a great picture of Wilson on the snow slope. :D
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby Graeme D » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:40 pm

:wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: Jeez - just clocked in on this report now. What a shocker! Just shows though eh? There but for the grace of God..... Really glad to hear it all ended well (if you can call a couple of broken ribs such a thing, although in the greater scheme of things....). All the best!
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby andyfitz » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:27 pm

Just read report also. Looked at it just after it was posted but only looked at photos to check out Wilsons action shots. Hope Julie on mend and much respect for the trudge back - which I have toiled on when fit and uninjured. Was at Mamores at same time with the dugs (from Glen Nevis) and had close encounter with the chopper referred to. Busy day!
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Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Postby skuk007 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:12 pm

Blimey, what a nightmare. Hope Julie gets better real quick - she sounds like a trooper. :)
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