Recovery

Its been quite a long road to recovery, its felt like a long time anyway! The pain got less, the physio got more intense, I started to ski again and climb...gently at first, carefully building up.

I managed to ski and climb a few peaks, the Aiguille du Argentiere and the Tour Ronde with Georgie and some friends, both easy peaks but the altitude certainly made itself known after sitting on the sofa for 8 weeks! The ski down from both was also a little terrifying, I really didn't want to fall over!

 Georgie, Jack and Emily summiting the Tour Ronde

Georgie, Jack and Emily summiting the Tour Ronde

 Georgie on the East and Pete on the West summits of Aiguille du Argentiere with me taking the photo from the col that divides the two...3908m!

Georgie on the East and Pete on the West summits of Aiguille du Argentiere with me taking the photo from the col that divides the two...3908m!

A few Trips to the UK and Spain followed both with a bit of wine drinking and easy climbing, Spain was amazing with stunning back drops to climb in.

Last summer I spent a long night in the mountains hunting the Milky Way. I Walked up to the Albert Premier Hut, 1200m of vertical ascent with camera equipment and bivvie gear was pretty warm! I was blown away once the sun had set and gone down, the stars started coming out, there was just so many of them. The longer I stared at the sky the more appeared. As it got darker, there it was, exploding out of the mountains like a shower of sparks. I spent the next 6 hours snapping away... i was super happy with the results.

Psyched at what I had managed to capture last summer I decided to try and get some more snaps of the Milky Way, this time I headed up the other side of the valley into the Aiguille Rouge. After a brisk 800m walk up in to the mountains I found the perfect spot to make home for the night and was pretty please with the outcome.

The walk down early the next morening was beautiful, the air was crisp and clear and the light delightful.