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Date of Incident

08/12/2021

Country

Scotland

Incident


On Monday 8th December I was leading the final pitch of “Honeypot” IV/6 on the Mess o Pottage buttress in Coire an t-Sneachda (Scottish Highlands) when I took a fall. I inverted (backwards) and took a 10/15 meter fall. The back of my Petzl Sirocco helmet took the brunt of the impact. I suspect the fall was caused when I was attempting to untangle sprung leashes.
After returning to the hut in the evening I noticed significant damage to the rear of the helmet.

Lessons

Keep sprung leashes untangled at all times.

Activity

Winter climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

Minor injury

Causes

Slip, trip or fall

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

none

Incident report photos.

Author

Piers Harley

14 December 2021, 08:27:04

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