Any tips for winter walking?
esther at pagesz.net
Sun Feb 6 11:04:13 PST 2000
So, does anyone have any tips for walking in deep snow? Should I
keep the feet wide apart, or the normal width apart?
I had thought I had good balance for ice, but I must have let some of
the muscles get lazy. I generally don't have enough time to put out
any hands to catch myself, so apparently I miss some wrist and arm
injuries there when I fall.
If you can remember snow before you joined the amputee club, is
it harder to walk in snow and ice as an amputee? Is my memory
that it was easier with a Sach foot real, or just because I was
Maybe I will buy a set of crampons to use every 5-10 years for
You know-it-alls who think it's funny that things close in
the southeast when we get horrible weather.... do you get ice
storms, or just straight snow? Do you get the heavy wet snow
that the east coast gets, or that dry powdery stuff that North
Dakota and Colorado and central Canada get?
As for attachments for feet, that man who climbed Mt. Everest
had crampons attached to his flex-foot, and no foot shell or
boot on the prosthesis. It's good to know that the carbon fibre
is cold-tolerant :-)
-- Esther esther at pagesz.net Speaking only for myself.
Tomorrow, we shall be older, ...but shall we be wiser? -- Joan Walsh Anglund
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