If there is one feeling I wish I could package up and share with the world, it would be the way nature makes me feel. I have never felt more alive, free and strong in myself than when standing on top of a mountain. The wind blowing around me, clouds shifting to give way to a beautiful sunset, my heart and lungs beating. I literally feel on top of the world. There’s something about the wind, the flow of water from rivers and the vast expanse of the wilderness, that makes me feel afraid and protected, vulnerable and confident at the same time. It’s almost as though, in the whispers of the wind, I know everything is exactly how it should be and I don’t need to worry about a thing.
With December on the horizon and the feel of this crisp Autumn air, my thoughts drift to the mountains and my brain whirrs with the lure of winter adventures.
I’ve lived in London all my life, but a few years ago I decided to quit my job and move to Chamonix, in the heart of the French Alps. A place that had truly captured my heart and adventurous soul over previous years.
Whilst living in Cham, with the mountains on my doorstep, I had the opportunity to learn new sports and today I want to share with you my favourite winter adventures.