A few weeks back, I took a big slam while out riding & buggered my knee. I'ts been slowly starting to get better so today I went for a wee tour up the mountain just behind my house, to check how I would be. Starting at just over 1000m, I had to walk for the first 150 vert before putting on my Splitboard skins & sliding my way up through the forest and out into alpine pasture and then traversing up onto the tete du Prarion at 1969m.
Arriving at the top it was blowing an absolute hooley, so I dug a wee snowhole & sat and ate my jam sandwiches & drank tea.
I didn't get any shots of my descent as the weather was coming in pretty quick and I was not up for getting lost in a whiteout! So my knee held out pretty well with just a few twinges when I jerked it a bit too much.
I'm looking forward to getting a big tour done this season & might just try snow holing overnight instead of taking a tent or relying on getting to a refuge.
Watch this space!