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So…..well…. I cant say that I have been very exciting over the last couple of weeks but I can say that I am slowly healing up. I can lie down to sleep again and even managed to get back in the same bed as my wife again. I probably don’t need so many pain killers but have been enjoying taking heaps of them just in case! And I have still been working and drinking as you don’t want to change to much too soon incase you upset the balance of nature.
I have been pottering around the house being all normal an stuff and adding a little colour with some beautiful flowers. I have also built a pretty rad bird feeder although it looks like I am already in trouble for it and will have to take it down.
I have also been a super computer geek, trying to get my shit together for the 2015 base jumping season. For those of you out there that want to be an extreme sports athlete remember this… it is 50% getting out there and doing it and 50% bullshit computer geek work to try to stay financial and not do dishes for a living!
I have also just got permission from the local tourist office and government to put some ladders into a couple of exit points that have dodgy approaches but are safe jumps so that will be happening as soon as the snow melts. It will be nice to give back a little bit to the jumpers and help make the valley safer and keep it open to everybody!!
Well unfortunately, that’s it! Pretty bloody boring actually. It wont be too boring for much long there. There is only 2 more weeks of work and then it’s game on again. I have so many things in the pipeline so fingers crossed that even 25% of them happen.
Until next time my wanna be feathered friends…..
But before all this nonsense I was having a ball here in the heart of the Swiss Alps with good crew, toys and snow! It was a late start to the season here with some epic crashes on the snowboard due to lots of hidden rocks, or ‘land mines’ as I like to call them. I scored a 2 foot scar in my snowboard which I like to call ‘The Comet’ and spent a couple of days in bed after that crash. But the snow finally came and we have had some epic powder days with great crew as my awesome Aussie mates came to play. Wildman, Jez, Gibbsy, Sas & Gaz. The one thing we have in common is that we all still think we are 20 years old and we forget that our skills and our confidence don’t always line up, which makes for a lot of funny crashes and good laughs! I even attempted my first front loop on a snowboard. I just need to get the second half of the trick right and it will be awesome, either that or strap another snowboard to my head so I can ride out of it!
We have been doing quite a lot of speed riding while the lads were here too with some good flying and yet again, some good crashes. Stay tuned for the videos to come!
I also started renovating our place starting with an Ikea kitchen. What a cluster fuck that turned out to be. There was shit everywhere for about 5 days but it finally came together and now I can cook epic meals for all my frangs from around the village! I’m even thinking of doing a stupid cooking web series for a laugh but we will see.
I got to spend a few days over in Zermatt thanks to Jez. The plan was to go heli boarding but the snow was super shit for it so we just hired a guide and headed into the back country and played around the mighty Matterhorn which was super cool , thanks Jez!!
After 15 years I finally got to see my favorite hard core band ‘Raised Fist’ with some mates of mine and it was nothing short of wild! God Dam I wish I could sing like that mofo!
A few epic photos to finish this nonsense...
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