Full speed & broken bones // The Accident //
My friend uffe, crashes on ski and brakes his ankle in to pices. Se the story
When skiing accidents happens, and it did. My friend Uffe came down the groomed run, with a lot of speed, and hit a big natural curv on the piste. He flew about 10 meters, and crashed. His bindings did not release in properly, so he twisted his knee, and broke his ankle, with 2 fractures.
After getting picked up by a snow scooter and taken down to the hospital. It was clear that he need surgery on this one. The next day he was taken to a private clinic, where he got surgery. At the clinic MedAlp the staff was very professional, and they see these injuries all the time, så the knew right away what to do. He will be out for about 6 weeks, and then there will be som rehab and training after that. He probably won’t be back on ski this season, but should fully recover for next year.
The DIN setting on your bindings is very important. Make sure that it is set correctly for the kind of skiing you are doing. Also maintain your binding, it needs to be in mint condition every time. Do you have a ski that is a couple of years old, then check every ting, and adjust it properly. If you do not know how to do it, go to your local ski shop, and let them help you.
Before the accident, we hiked a closed piste, and got a good powder run on that. The first part of the hike was very hard, because, the snow was very deep. My friend Nico, sank in at some point, and could not feel ground under him, a bit scary, but we could easy help him out. Again, safety is very important, and do not go out of bounds alone. If we had not been there, Nico had might not been able to get out him self. But we got up there, and had a great run down.
Respect the mountains and enjoy.