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To think husband is daft and irresponsible

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Quintestinal Thu 01-May-14 18:09:49

He has a chest infection. Last day on antibiotics on Sunday.

Tomorrow he is setting off on his motorbike from London to Wales to climb Snowdon in the evening. Then on by motorbike to climb Scaffield Pike on Saturday, on to Scotland to do Ben Nevis on Sunday.


I should add, he is very fit. But he is unwell.

YouTheCat Thu 01-May-14 18:12:14

Unless he is feeling much better, he is going to end up being one of 'those people' that get half way and have to be rescued.

He is being really silly and there is no way his chest will cope with altitude if he's recovering from a chest infection.

Sirzy Thu 01-May-14 18:13:24

If he has nearly finished the antibiotics then he could be feeling much better. I am guessing it's not something which would be easy to rearrange so can see why he is still going surely he can stop if he feels ill?

Quintestinal Thu 01-May-14 18:15:54

He is still coughing a lot and not feeling great.

His opinion is just "I will stop if I am not well".

It cant be rearranged easily, as they opted for this bank holiday weekend because his friends wife is pregnant, and they rather do it before she gets too heavy and while she still is able to cope with a weekend on her own. They also have an 18 month old.

FourForksAche Thu 01-May-14 18:16:16

yanbu, exerting yourself and altitude with a bad chest? not a good plan.

cardibach Thu 01-May-14 18:19:56

I think that even if he manages to cope, what with being fit etc, he won't enjoy it. O, he'll be able to say he's done it, but surely the point is to enjoy it?

Catsmamma Thu 01-May-14 18:21:38

he'll be sorry.

i had flu and a chest infection last year and i am STILL wheezing if i have to do anything hilly!

susiedaisy Thu 01-May-14 18:21:45

Yanbu. But some people just need to learn for themselves.

Quintestinal Thu 01-May-14 18:23:54

He is hardly ever ill, the worst he gets is usually a sore throat for 24 hours. I am not sure he realize how both the chest infection and the antibiotics can knock him for six.

He cycled to work today, in the rain. Not something I would do on antibiotics for a chest infection, but maybe I am just a vulnerable little daint flower.

Deftones Thu 01-May-14 18:25:55

He is being daft and irresponsible. He should wait until he's clear from coughing, and completely rested. I had a chest infection and 3 weeks on I'm still coughing a bit and had to stop all cardiovascular exercise as it's dangerous

Boobsofsteel Thu 01-May-14 18:26:29

He will probably manage. It's not wise but Snowdon is not difficult if you go the main way. If it knocks him about he can stop after that.

My DH would do the same. So would I.

Quintestinal Thu 01-May-14 18:30:39

But think about the timing.

Leaving work friday 4 pm, drive London Wales, and head straight up Snowdon - and down. Drive from Wales to the Lake District, and do Scaffeld Pike on Saturday. Bear in mind they are on motorbikes, so not sharing driving. Saturday evening come down from Scaffeld Pike and drive to Ben Nevis and head up.

Is this not madness? confused

3littlefrogs Thu 01-May-14 18:35:20

I agree, he is bonkers. He should be resting, keeping warm and drinking lots of fluids so that his body can recuperate.

He will get ill again and possibly be worse.

He is even more bonkers thinking that the lower oxygen level up a mountain will not be a big problem for someone whose lungs have been infected.

FunkyBoldRibena Thu 01-May-14 18:37:28


AlpacaLypse Thu 01-May-14 18:40:27

Snowdon is do-able in an afternoon stroll sort of way but the other two are real proper mountains.

He's bonkers.

Sugar in the petrol tank? Get your 18 month old to post the bike keys under the floor boards?

AlpacaLypse Thu 01-May-14 18:41:39

Sorry, just saw it was friend with 18 month old.

It'll have to be the sugar in the fuel tank.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Thu 01-May-14 18:45:17

Goodness me - this is supposed to be fun???

Suebedo Thu 01-May-14 19:05:24

When we climbed Snowdon doing the 3 peaks in late June, the rain was horizontal at the top. Ok he's giving himself more than 24 hrs but it doesn't sound like he'll have time for much sleep and the walking in itself was knackering. And when I got a chest infection, my GP said I had a fair chance of getting another shortly thereafter, which I did despite 'behaving'. Can he do it with a different friend another time?

FayeKorgasm Thu 01-May-14 19:06:45

He is being daft. He is risking a relapse which could end up as pneumonia if he doesn't take things easy after a chest infection.

I don't blame you for being worried.

TiggyD Thu 01-May-14 19:06:51

Man-flu eh?

HicDraconis Thu 01-May-14 19:10:17

As a guide, when people turn up for surgery in the same situation (chest infection, on antibiotics, still coughing) I cancel them and make them wait 6 weeks before rebooking. It takes that long for the lungs to get back to normal after infection. Your husband is obviously keen to do this but he should leave it a month.

HauntedNoddyCar Thu 01-May-14 19:13:24

So climbing Snowden in the dark after a days work and riding a bike from London to N Wales? Then riding in the dark to the Lake District the same night?

Even without the illness that sounds daft and that final leg doesn't sound safe.

clam Thu 01-May-14 19:24:04

I wouldn't worry - the chances of him getting anywhere near Snowdon from London on the Friday of a Bank Holiday weekend are pretty remote.

FrankelandFilly Thu 01-May-14 19:28:26

DH did the three peaks with his brother a few years ago. They're both fit (military) but it knackered them. If you're doing the challenge then Snowdon is the easiest to climb in the dark, but that's all irrelevant if he's recovering from a chest infection.

Fathertedfan Thu 01-May-14 19:30:13

Yes. He's a gold plated idiot of he goes and isn't 100percent well

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