Monday, 7 May 2012

quite literally enforced rest

During 2006 deep inside Antarctica I took a heavy fall whilst kite skiing.  The outcome was a deficient ACL and a bucket handle tear of the meniscus.

Life continued.

During 2009 whilst approaching the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses a jump across a crevasse with a heavy pack resulted in another fall onto the same knee.  The outcome was successfully climbing the North Face of the Grande Jorasses and one very swollen knee.

Life continued.

During 2012 having just returned from 5 fantastic weeks in the Alps, having skied my poppy socks off, it was time to head under the knife to fix my knee once and for all.

Life continues.

This weekend saw me down at the excellent Ochils Mountain Rescue Base, supporting Heather and Donald on the MCofS Navigation courses.