Winter Munros With A Broken Rib...
Steve Perry, who is climbing all the winter Munros in a single push under his own steam has fallen and broken at least one rib, yet astonishingly he's still ahead of schedule.
Posted: 24 January 2006
A quick update for you on the progress of Steve Perry, the fella
who's attempting to climb all the Munros in winter and entirely under
his own steam - no cars, no trains just Steve, his kit and a lot of
he's not using mechanised transport, Steve's welded to a tight
schedule and can't afford to fall behind. It also means that he can't
pick and choose areas according to conditions, so he's committed to,
say, An Teallach, on a certain day regardless of whether it's blowing
a hoolie or in blisteringly hot Scottish winter sunshine. He's also roughing it in his tent or simple bothies.
All of which makes it even more remarkable that according to the
progress reports being carried on the web site of his clothing
sponsor, Rab, he's approximately three days ahead of schedule.
And if you think that's impressive, around 9 January when he was
some four days ahead of schedule, Steve slipped and fell on Geal
Charn landing on rocks and breaking one rib and possibly two, so he's
now dealing with white-outs, swollen stream crossings and full winter
conditons with a broken rib. That's just mad.
You can follow Steve's progress on his page
on the Rab web site, which also details the Rab items he's using on
his epic trip which is due to finish at the end of March. He should
be in Skye in mid-February with Neil accompanying him along the
ridge, so we're hoping to bring you a full update then.
For more details on this epic undertaking, see also Steve's own
where you can also download a PDF of his latest progress and a map of
his planned route.
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Steve left a phone message today to say that he's halfway round his winter Munro attempt and still going strong. He also wanted to stress that it's still possible to sponsor him via his site, see the story linked above.
I met Steve last year and he's a lovely fella who's extremely determined and he deserves all the support we can give him. What he's doing really is seriously hardcore.
Posted: 25/01/2006 at 21:58