In the early 90s i was staying overnight in a mountain bothy in glen dessary on my way to knoydart.
I decided to go look for some fire wood without my boots on, so down by the river i spotted some on the other side .
Half way back over with a good load of wood in my pack
i slipped of a rock and hit my ankle sending me face down in the river.
I limped back and got the fire going to dry off and put my foot up.
The next morning i just got my boot on and set of towards fort william .
from the bothy to the main road is 23 miles along loch arkaig.
I managed to get a lift from there to the hospital in fort william .
So after an overnight stay and a nice new plaster and a pair of crutches i was off down to the station for a train home . I had broken a bone in my ankle and still manged to walk for a day .
So what did i learn from this , walking with crutches and a 35lb pack is dam hard .
"Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion."
" Veni , Vidi , Dormivi "