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paddyhillsbagger
2009-04-19 13:01:01
"These boots were made for walking (no more)." from paddyhillsbagger Contract pics
Picture: These boots were made for walking (no more). (Contract pics)

Boots
Got back to my car at Carrick after a succesfull traverse of the Slieve Binnian to Slieve Beg ridge in heavy mist with only the occasional views in the gaps to find my boots a little worse for wear!
Now my boots have had a few years on them. Originally for work, they did a little climbing in Scotland before moving to Ireland where they had to be resoled due to disintigration of original soles after being in storage for a few years.
Pressed into service in the pursuit of Paddy Bagging (after Paddy Dillons excellent book), they have seen me over the 113 tops currently scaled with barely a blister!
Now you're probably wondering why my feet weren't freezing wet? Well I've been wearing those waterproof socks for the last while and on the decent along the Annalong valley they certainly did there job as when taking off my boots I was surprised to see fresh air!
I did climb the next day with a spare pair of boots, but managed to get a blister on the first top!
Will have to wear them in and/or try other socks.
Sad day to say bye bye to comfy footwear!
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