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I was an amateur who got what was coming to him. Trying to self lower on only a two wrap prussik(not enuf wraps for a start) feet on a ladder, the list goes on you get the picture - timber ropes agony Entenox gas - doesnt block it when they try to reset an ankle for temp plaster- squealed like a wimp - blah fucker20191130_194447.thumb.jpg.69933840782bdaf3c9697eb1da2f14c2.jpg20191203_191320.thumb.jpg.ac2128d60371f8377200f6a31cb7d296.jpg

 

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1 hour ago, Rich Rule said:

Ouch.  What actual happened?

the climber is my mate who came to make the job safe after my brain fart - I had choked a line at the top and attached the branch stub via a sling and poorly tied prussik (like I said above only 2 wraps) took up the slack, lanyarded in and proceeded to cut, clipped saw and went to push piece off branch collar ready to lower myself using the prussik (instead of one of those aerial friction devices), to be clear I wasn't trying to snatch it, as the piece was below the rigging point, no slack and (I thought) it was locked solid on the prussik until I wanted to let it down, however it swung to the side and ( i think) also slipped about 18" or so down the line before gripping, by which time it had twatted my ankle, which I rested on the rung of a ladder in a carefree manner. I feel sorry for me a bit, but Sean who typed a few bits on here - Christ

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My Mrs busted her wrist a year ago, same gig, gas and pulling the wrist back in to place, interesting for me watching but painful for her! OK now but it takes a lot longer than you think to get a wrist or ankle back in to some semblance of order!

Good luck

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