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Edinburgh Skier suing Cairngorm firm for £500k

Christopher Hutton says part of Cairngorm mountain wasn't groomed properly. Picture:  Ian Rutherford

Christopher Hutton says part of Cairngorm mountain wasn't groomed properly. Picture: Ian Rutherford

A SKIER is suing a slopes operator for £500,000 after he broke his hip in a fall four years ago.

Electrician Christopher Hutton, 51, was left with one leg 3cm shorter than the other after the accident on the Cairngorm M2 blue run in March 2010.

In a civil action lodged at Inverness Sheriff Court, he claims he requires regular shoe adjustments and still suffers pain and restriction of movement, and walks with a limp. His lawsuit includes compensation for past and future loss of earnings.

Mr Hutton is also claiming that proper piste “grooming” was not carried out, and no hazard signs had been erected to warn of excavated frozen snow left on the run, creating “death cookies” or icy lumps which he claims caused his accident.

The firm denies negligence and alleges there is no record of any hazard on that day on the run.

 

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