Old 18-03-06, 10:34 PM   #1
 
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Holiday cut short by fractured ribs

Hi folks just back from a holiday in waidring in Austria and im afraid to say my skiing was cut pretty short. Second day of the trip I was Skiing off piste down a pretty steep slope. When i was about halfway down my skis hit into some rock that had only a minute covering of snow and i was thrown down the hill. i was concussed and fractured 3 ribs and bruised my left leg pretty badly, had to be airlifted to the nearest hospital talk about a bad holiday.
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Old 18-03-06, 10:34 PM   #2
 
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sorry to hear about that Tom i hope your feeling better soon.
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Old 18-03-06, 10:46 PM   #3
 
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yeh Doc says ill be in the clear in about 3 weeks time, they were only minor fractures but hurt like hell
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Old 18-03-06, 10:47 PM   #4
 
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unlucky for some, hope the experience didnt put you off skiing?
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Old 18-03-06, 10:57 PM   #5
 
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hell no im a seasoned skier, i've had my fair share of injuries not maybe as bad as this but ill recover
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Old 18-03-06, 11:25 PM   #6
 
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sounds nasty tom, good luck with your recovery and no more off piste skiing for you.
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Old 11-04-06, 04:27 AM   #7
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Whats off piste skiing?

I dont know all of these terms!

Anyways glad your recovering fine, stay safe in the future.
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Old 11-04-06, 12:25 PM   #8
 
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The piste is the main bit of the slope, i.e. the bit that is bashed and compressed. Off Piste would be the opposite, you know the rest of the snow that is not marked as a route.
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Old 22-05-06, 07:00 PM   #9
 
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Ouch, well that stinks that it ruined your trip. Something similar happend to my mom while she was in switzerland, she also fractured a rib.
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