Date of Incident
Whilst lead climbing indoors I decided to take some practice falls. Unfortunately due to not really thinking this through and it being a spur of the moment idea I did this on a climb when a slab half way up. I fell multiple times without issue until I landed awkwardly on the slab. My ankle turned as I hit the wall.
I immediately stopped climbing, iced and elevated it. I thought it badly sprained and got a lift home from a friend.
Several days later I visited hospital where I was told that I had broken my medial malleous. I'm currently in a cast with instructions to not weight bear on my leg.
Don't practice fall on slabs indoors. I'd presumed i would not get injured climbing indoors, this was wrong.
Serious injury requiring medical treatment
Rescue Services Involved?
25 November 2019 at 15:59:40
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