Date of Incident

05/06/2014

Country

Wales

Route

Incident

Descending the mountain the ground beneath my left foot broke away. My right foot was trapped behind a small rock. This caused my leg to bend sideways resulting in a torn meniscus.

Lessons

I have recorded this relatively trivial incident because I would not have been able to reach Capel Curig had I not been using walking poles. I would highly recommend the use of poles especially if walking unaccompanied

Activity

Summer walking

When

Descending

Injury

Minor injury

Causes

Slip, trip or fall

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Rescue Services Involved?

No services were required

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