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CaptainVertigo
2005-08-25 18:34:08
"Achilles Heel" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
Picture: Achilles Heel (Contract pics)

New Boots
Not for the first time your Captain is like a Eunuch in a harem. Arrived in Connemara a fortnight ago with all necessary equipment fully functional. The senior partner reminded me that the purpose of the visit was a family holiday and that the hills would have to take a secondary place. Decided to do a preliminary check on Mam Ochoige with a view to ascending the MamTurks with my 14 year old when weather would allow. Found the whole thing so exhilarating that (even though it was 7.30pm) I proceeded to the summit of Binn Idir an Da Lug (about which more when I get home and can upload the photos).Anyway the old leather boots literally disintegrated on the descent, a lot of which was in twilight and some of which was in the dark. Bought new boots in Clifden next day and then FOOLISHLY failed to take any precautions. Simply galloped up Maolan and then onto Binn Bhreac...(Twelve Bens).By the time I got home my left heel was a soggy necrotic mass. Seven days later and I still can't wear an ordinary pair of shoes. I walk with a limp in sandals. Why didn't I take the simple precaution of wearing a bandage on my heels and an extra thick pair of socks. Meanwhile the Twelve Bens and the Northern Bens are practically overhanging our humble abode. I am deeply frustrated to have added merely two peaks to my bag, before my incapacitation.Regards to all.


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Peter Walker a week ago.
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TommyV a week ago.
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