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 one to the left elbow which I damaged jumping off the climbing wall at Preston,followed by a broken foot,which I did running up our stairs in 2011. Then last year 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 27/3/14.
Well Its still great being out there !
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Lots....Gullies mostly in the lakes and some Alpine days.
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