Calendar year has started nearly a month ago. It is a good moment to do a summary of last year and expose my plans for 2014.
All big targets in 2013 have been achieved. I climbed Elbrus and Mont Blanc. Experience I gained on high altitudes is really important for my projects. I also had a chance to play a little bit on the icebergs which is not so common amusement if you live in southern England.
In 1935 Polish Navy bought two ships in JS shipyard in Cowes. Their names were ORP Blyskawica and ORP Grom (Lightning and Thunder). Those days they were fastest and destroyers of the world. They also were the most heavily armed in the world for that class. Both ships could also take another missions like submarine chasers.
This is my baseball cap. There are millions baseball cap like this but this one is mine…
I climbed Mont Blanc! It happened on Friday 6th of September at 8.10. What a quest that was… I did most of it on my own what makes me really proud. That made this year successful as I have achieved all I wanted: I climbed Elbrus and Mont Blanc and I gained enough qualifying points running ultra marathons to sign up for the UTMB in 2014. As always I met some interesting people in the Alps and took a few photos. You can see the photos already but you will have to wait a little bit longer for a full report. I hope you will enjoy it.
Pre climb days
Original plan was to climb Mont Blanc and then enjoy rest of my holiday in south coast of France travelling from east to west. Due to my problems with legs I had to change it by 180 degrees. We decided that we will do everything backwards. That gave another 12 days to my legs to heel.
So I enjoyed my time in France gaining fat and loosing muscles and dropping on fitness level. Every morning I was training on the outdoor gyms which are very popular in France. It is great idea I would like see more in UK. Every beach, lots of petrol stations or parks has designated area where you can do some pull ups or stretch your legs. Brilliant.