Sorry for anyone waiting for me on MW-027 today !!
I must say I did expect some trouble on this one following Davids Mishap on it.
But did not expect so many Difficulties as I got today.
We set off in plenty of time from Hotel in Oswestry, getting to Park spot at Middletown in terrential rain (again)! We decided to give it a go and followed road back to Shalom and then followed reasonable path to stile that led us into the wooded area. This is where the problems began, slippy under foot and I mean SLIPPY! we pushed on to signpost at 250m ASL that told us to go left and began the very steep section. After struggling to approx 300m and 4-5 slips that brought me to my knees each time,I slipped once more and felt a tearing pain in my heal. I had torn my plantar ligament, and knew we could not continue. so descending gingerly limping all the way back to the stile, slipping and sliding all the way.
David was not exagerating when he said be wary on this one, today was too wet and slippy following the overnight rain. To anyone who wishes to activate in the future, I would suggest you wait for at least 4-5 days of dry weather before attempting it or use Crampons. This is one summit that scared me beyond anything we have done this year!!!
One point Summit that bites back, please be careful!!!
Health and Safety problems just does not justify one point, or Ten??!
Apologies again for any chasers waiting for me.
NW-060 should be OK for tomorrow as tarmac path all the way in, I have strapped my foot and intend to rest it today.