GR20: he hikes 300 meters, falls from his hammock and abandons the race

Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-21 21:51:05

Hiking is a risky sport, and it is not this sportsman from Orleans who would dare to say the opposite! The 29-year-old was forced to abandon the GR20 after 300 meters. The reason ? He fell out of his… hammock!

It is well known: the GR20 (Corsica) is one of the trails most difficult hiking trails in France. And the least we can say is that this course attracts thousands of athletes every year.

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The hike turns out to be a tragedy for an Orléanais

Among them, an Orleans adventurer who did not last long. The reason ? The 29-year-old abandoned the hike after 300 meters after falling from his hammock, report our colleagues from Corse-Matin.

This terrible misadventure began when the hiker has made it his mission to set up his shelter for the night between two trees. Bad luck, his evening turned into a nightmare a few minutes later.

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« Departed from Conca ( race -du-Sud, editor’s note), a young man travels about 300 meters on the GR20 and then decides to install his hammock to spend the night! He leans on a branch that creaks under his weight, he tumbles forward and skewers his thigh on a piece of wood “Explains the Mountain Unit of the National Gendarmerie of Corsica on Facebook.

Before adding: Head down, held by the branch, he frees himself. Immediately blood gushed from the wound. The unfortunate man grabbed his belt and stopped the bleeding with a tourniquet. He calls the emergency services and we pick him up around 11 p.m. ».

Once taken care of, the young man was airlifted. The latter had parked his motorhome in Ajaccio to carry out the GR20 during the night, specifies the regional daily.

Source : Corse-Matin