After looking at the Grand Casse for the entire 17/18 season I arrived back for 18/19 and my goal was set, all I needed was the right conditions and I was off. To top it off my best mate and fellow adventurer Tommy was out from Australia. I said to him, I'm not 100% sure on the route but we will figure it out as we go.
Preparing and planning for a trip is great and certainly would have made this trip more successful but there is a certain level of excitement that comes from throwing yourself into the unknown and seeing if you've got what it takes to get out. That's the way we looked at this trip and regardless of outcome it was one of the best trips of my life.