I had my last operation to remove my Stent on Friday the 12th August, I rested on Saturday by visiting a friend in Leicester, we went for a walk along the Golden Mile then we went for a meal and did some shopping, we finished off with a trip round the temple.
It was great to be out and about and pain free! I was feeling so good that on Sunday I decided to climb Crib Goch to see where my fitness was because Marc and I had talked about climbing Ben Nevis the following weekend.
Anyhow it went really well I did Pen Y Pass - Crib Goch - Snowdon - Down the Watkins Path. I was very tired afterwards but it felt great to be on the mountains and I had a good gauge of what my residual fitness was like after my inactivity due to the Gall Bladder removal and the kidney stones debacle.
Here are some pics!
|the stile on the way up from pen y pass|
|looking back on the scrabble up to crib goch|
|red faced from the effort at this point I was starting to feel a little|
|If this little flower can survive up here, I am |
sure I can walk for a day
|The views the views the views!!|
|This little fella does this every day!|
|Along the ridge of crib goch|
|About half way across|
|A cairn marking the way for me|
|thats crib goch done now onto Snowdon|
|A sign for the summit|
|touch the summit of Snowdon|
|Make my way down the watkins path|
|A beautiful day and nice to see the stark contrast of the tree's berries|
and lilac heather against the rocky backdrop
|Across the bridge|
I finished up at the car park at the foot of the Watkins Path and then it was a 6 mile walk back to Pen Y Pass. I finished the day exhausted, very footstore but in great spirits.
I was fit enough to do Ben Nevis next weekend so I had 5 days to recover :-)