I was removing a leader from an ash tree the other day and I had to move to the backside of the tree to make the last 2 cuts. As I went around I put my foot inbetween the tree and the piece I was removing and it got stuck. I was in a very ackward position so that if I slipped and swung out of the tree my foot would stay still while why body rotated around my anckle. OUCH. Luckily I was able to reach down and unwedge my boot after about 5 minutes or so of struggling to free it.
No spikes it wasn't a removal. The bucket truck couldn't reach the last 6 foot of it so I jumped out with my saddle and rope and took one piece off. Then I slide around and tried to reposition myself when my foot got stuck. I still had to come down another 3' to cut the 2' stub that remained.
I was just happy I didn't have to cut the stub while my foot was under it to free it.
This would be a good one to post in the "awakenings" part of Treebuzz site. Those guys would give you a lot of ideas on how to get out of this or similar situations and have some fun ribbing you also! Be safe next time. Hope your ankle is fully recovered.