A school-boy error

Some of you may be wondering why we’re not out Munro bashing again today after our excellent climb on Cairngorm yesterday. Well, the truth of the matter is that I committed a “school-boy” error during our last climb. The mistake was that on the ascent of Cairngorm I knew that my winter boots weren’t tied as tight as they should have been and I quickly began to develop a “hot-spot” on my left heel.

I ignored the symptoms to my cost because when I got back down not only had I blistered my heel, but also the blister had burst and was now pretty painful. Despite applying a Compeed dressing (talk about closing the barn door after the horse has bolted) it is causing me a bit of discomfort. So, instead of more Munro Bashing, we’re focusing on other activities over the next few days that are less strenuous on my feet such as exciting mountain biking trips in the snow.

About Cameron Speirs

Born and brought up in the Scottish Highlands, Cameron, has been interested in outdoor pursuits since he was a wee lad. Over the last few decades he has climbed extensively in the Italian Dolomites as well as summiting the Matterhorn and several other 4000m alpine peaks. Closer to home he has spent many wonderful weekends mountaineering and biking in Snowdonia, Cairngorms, Glen Coe, Skye and Lochaber.
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