Discussion Forum - Gear ! - Broken Ankle
Author: John R Pennifold
Posted: Fri 24th Aug 2012, 8:14
Local Group: London
|What happened once you got back to the car? Was there a mobile phone signal there or did you flag somebody down or did you drive home?|
Author: Alan Champion
Posted: Wed 1st Aug 2012, 19:01
Local Group: Marches
|In dire straits it would be worth trying 112 on your mobile phone even if it shows no reception from your network. If another network is within range it would use that.|
Author: Paul & Joanne Armstrong
Posted: Thu 26th Jul 2012, 11:13
Local Group: Dorset
|I was out walking recently on my own in the simonside hills near Rothbury. As I stepped down off a ladder siles, I hit some rough ground, went over on my ankle and broke it. At the point I did this, I had no mobile phone reception and had not passed anyone for at least an hour.
I think I'd taken reasonable precautions and my wife knew the exact route I was taking and what time I expected to be back, so in time, I would have been missed.
As it happens, the break was on the side of my ankle and with the help of a walking pole, painkillers and anti-inflamatories, I managed to hobble the 3 miles back to my car.
My question is, is there anything else I could have done and is there something I could have carried with me to either aid me walking or getting help?