Did you have to modify your crutches at all?
I made some new crutch tips using ski pole tips. The idea is that when
the crutch sticks into the mud, the rubber tip or the basket above it will
stop it sinking any deeper. These work really well for me and lasted the
trip. Once I have good grip with the crutches then all the technical parts
of the walk become easy. With these tips I get better grip with my crutches
than with my foot.
How much of the track did you have to do on your bum?
How do you make sure your hands stay healthy when you're on crutches in the
humidity for five days plus?
My hands need to be carefully managed as does my foot like everyone
else. It only takes a blister or two to make a tough trip into a really
painful one. I take six pairs of dry gloves with me but I usually walk
without gloves when it is raining as the water provides enough lubrication
for my hands to slide on the crutch handles.