In January 2006 I had the first of four operations to rebuild my right leg the last of which was in November 2007.
On the 06/01/08 I did my first winter climb since the operations,out on Helvellyn crampons,ice axe the full works .
My climbing history,well I promised my surgeon I would give up rock climbing,but I am still going to climb mountains from my favorite hill Helvellyn to Scotland Wales Austria and Mont Blanc I hope to return to most of them one day ......Bighell
More Injuries and operations would follow , one to the left elbow damaged jumping off the climbing wall at Preston, this required surgery to re a line the tendon, then stupidly in 2011 whilst running up our stairs I broke a metatarsal in my right foot .
Then in 2013, descending Froswick in the Lakes the meniscus in the left knee went snap, so another operation to fix this which also found the hole in the knee cap,resulting in the Hemicap Knee implant on 27 March 2014.
Well Its still great being out there !
Only due to the injuries and the on set of old age , I have had to give up the climbing and the last time I was up high any where was on Helvellyn last summer (2014) .
So from now on its walking , be it in the valleys or on the coast path.
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Lots....Gullies mostly in the lakes and some Alpine days.
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