||[Mar. 25th, 2008|04:24 am]
I had my first trip to A&E in twenty years yesterday, courtesy of the spectacularly daft act of hitting myself in the chin with my own ice axe.|
Thankfully I had packed a doctor and he did a great job of applying steristrips neatly so the wound was sealed and straight. In A&E they just glued it and told me I'm not allowed to shave for 24 hours. I'm told it will likely heal with only a very small scar, which is nice.
SInce this is the only time I've had to visit hospital in 15+ years of playing in the outdoors, I think I'm still coasting above average.
I've managed to punch myself in the face before, but I think you've just trumped me. :)
On my chin... ;-)
Above Cwm Bochclywd, Ogwen Valley. The route is called Great Gully, it is the gully that starts The Chasm Face, if you know it.
I don't know the route, but I know Cwm Ogwen - walking holidays to Snowdonia were a regular feature of my teenage years, and I was back there last August. Is Cwm Bochlywd the one on the left of Glyder Fach, looking at it from Tryfan?
I hope the chin gets better - there seems to be a lot of this stuff about right now :-(
Chin is healing fast. I've added my thoughts to your very well written entry. I hope you take them in the spirit in which they are offered.
The route is here
but we didn't get much of it done!
Thanks a lot - that's really helpful. Mind if I friend you?
I was actually booked on an "Introduction to Winter Mountaineering" course a couple of weeks ago, but it was cancelled because only two people (me and a friend) were signed up :-( I suppose there might be enough left of the season to try again. It's annoying: I'm in the final year of my PhD, and though I'm a member of the university mountaineering club, but due to a long series of unfortunate circumstances, I've totally failed to go on any of their expeditions. It's going to get a lot harder to learn this stuff when I stop being a student, I think :-(
>Mind if I friend you?
Go ahead, I post so infrequently I doubt you'll notice :-)
Also, it appears you know Rhiannon Mogridge. I used to work with her Dad.
Indeed yes! I used to go out with her.