A Journey to the Wall
In March 2006 I endured an epic ten days in the Sierra Nevada of Spain that has proved to be pivotal in my life since then. I fell ill at the start of the trip but did not listen to my body. I pressed on up to 2500m on Mulhacen, only to be trapped over the weekend in the Refugio Poqueira by a major blizzard, which claimed the lives of three British climbers.
Over the course of four days, my chest infection grew steadily worse, to the point where I thought I would not get off the mountain myself.
After our safe return, it took me several months to recover from the emotional dissonance and the acute chest infection. And a couple of years later it was a major influence on my motivation to walk the Pyrenees HRP and the book “Time Hears no Reason”. These four posts, now entitled “A Journey to the Wall” were published originally in 2006 to critical acclaim and represent my first foray into journal writing.