I haven't been as active as I'd like recently due to an injury sustained in a bad fall in 2003. The orthopedic surgeon described the fracture to my tibia as "terrible." The physiotherapist said it wasn't the worst one he'd ever seen, but it was top five.
It's taken a lot longer than I'd expected to regain strength and flexibility -- six months before I could walk without crutches, one year before I could ride a bike, two years before I could hike, two and a half years before I could ski and three years before I could do any serious mountaineering with a heavy pack.
The photo is of me on my first mountaineering trip after the injury, showing off the extra hardware I took to the summit. I get asked a lot if all the screws are still in there. Yes they are, now can you carry the rope?
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3 March 8, 2003 Matier and Joffre from Vantage Peak
5 March 8, 2003 Vantage Col
10 March 1, 2003 Mount Shuksan from Table Mountain
18 2003.03.01 Mount Baker from Table Mountain
14 2003.02.23 Saxifrage Mountain
5 2002.08.11 Slalok Mountain and Matier Icefall
8 2002.08.10 Joffre Peak from Keith's Hut
10 2002.08.10 Mount Matier from part way up Joffre Peak
6 2002.08.10 Joffre Peak - Ascending the Southeast Face Route
4 2002.08.10 Joffre Peak - Col between East and West Summits
6 2002.08.10 Slalok Mountain From Joffre Peak
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