Q. I recently bought a pair of Raichle mountain GTX boots.
I thought they were the best I have ever had until I was descending Y Garn in snowdonia and had the misfortune to have the ground under me move rapidly downhill leaving me to break my leg /ankle just on the joint.
Is there anything I could have done to avoid this?
Should my boots have prevented this mishap?
Martin Shaw, Dyserth Rhyl
A. Sorry to hear about your mishap - everyone at go4awalk.com wishes you a swift recovery.
Walking boots are not designed to prevent ankle injuries such as the one you describe. They would have to be a great deal more robust - like a ski boot - and this would make walking in them virtually impossible.
Hope this helps