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Battered Chin [Mar. 25th, 2008|04:24 am]
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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.
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[User Picture]From: shuripentu
2008-03-25 02:54 pm (UTC)
I've managed to punch myself in the face before, but I think you've just trumped me. :)
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[User Picture]From: pozorvlak
2008-03-26 11:28 am (UTC)
Where did this occur?
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[User Picture]From: sammoore
2008-03-26 09:35 pm (UTC)
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.

Sam
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[User Picture]From: pozorvlak
2008-03-26 10:57 pm (UTC)
:-)

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 :-(
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[User Picture]From: sammoore
2008-03-26 11:07 pm (UTC)
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!
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[User Picture]From: pozorvlak
2008-03-26 11:40 pm (UTC)
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 :-(
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[User Picture]From: sammoore
2008-03-26 11:47 pm (UTC)
>Mind if I friend you?

Go ahead, I post so infrequently I doubt you'll notice :-)
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[User Picture]From: sammoore
2008-03-27 12:00 am (UTC)
Also, it appears you know Rhiannon Mogridge. I used to work with her Dad.

Sam
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[User Picture]From: pozorvlak
2008-03-27 10:37 am (UTC)
Indeed yes! I used to go out with her.
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