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BigHell

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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 and Wales , Austria and Mont Blanc . I dream of retuning to them one day ......Big Hell

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 .
And again in 2013, descending Froswick in the Lakes , the meniscus in the left knee went snap, so another operation to fix this which also found a hole in the knee cap,resulting in the Hemicap Knee implant on 27 March 2014.

Well Its still great being out there !

Due to the injuries and the on set of old age , I have had to give up the climbing , the last time I was up high any where was on Helvellyn last summer (2014) ..... only this is not strictly true as of 2020 I am still out there .

Location
Bolton

Best Climbing Experience
Lots....Gullies mostly in the lakes and some Alpine days.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Just about anything , its just great being out there.

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Personal Webpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOcE3Wx1bEo

Interests Outside Climbing
My wife and two children both girls..YUK.. Oh yes and the doom of man 'MR BEER'

About My Photography
Take a look at some of my favorite climbing days

Photo Gallery

Leo on his way to Helvellyn

Leo on his way to Helvellyn
© BigHell

Another lost and lonely sole,unknown climber on the Mer de Glace

Another lost and lonely sole,unknown climber on the Mer de Glace
© BigHell

Ingleborough 2009

Ingleborough 2009
© BigHell

Pillar from Haystacks

Pillar from Haystacks
© BigHell

Not so Big Hell Good Friday Japanese Gardens Rivington

Not so Big Hell Good Friday Japanese Gardens Rivington
© BigHell

The view from the summit of Mont du Tacul

The view from the summit of Mont du Tacul
© BigHell

Leo conqueror of Helvellyn

Leo conqueror of Helvellyn
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Mont du Tacul 4248mtrs

Mont du Tacul 4248mtrs
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