Trouble in Tignes

Well, my week in Tignes has not gone entirely to plan. The snow is good and the sun is shining but I have gone and broken a bone in my ankle.

The worst of it is that it was early on the second day and that I am now out for the rest of the season.

I was carving fast on my toe side and tried to scrub some speed but the board scudded across some ruts compressing my ankle. The pain was intense and I had to fall on my front and lift the board clear of the snow and just slide to a stop. I lay there cursing myself in the knowledge that this was the last run of my holiday.

I was able to limp down side slipping on my heel side to the top of the Sache gondola, for those that know Tignes this was on the Rhododendron piste heading down from l`Aguille Percee towards Les Brevieres.

When I got to the medical centre the x-rays confirmed that it was a fracture of the talus, so I will be hobbling around on crutches for the next 6 weeks. Bummer.

1 April 2004 Permalink | Comments (3)

Oh man, I seriously feel your pain. :-( Best wishes for a return to strength.

Posted by: Martin Little at April 1, 2004 11:53 PM

Bummer dude. That sucks.

Even without broken bones, our season is over. Rain, rain, go away...

Posted by: Snowboard Girl at April 3, 2004 04:03 AM

Thanks for the commiserations and encouragement. I am back home now, hobbling around and planning the next trip for December!

Posted by: Luke at April 5, 2004 06:01 PM
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