The point of view of Blanche de Richemont, travel writer
Dear Muriel, zero risk does not exist. So don’t let fear weigh on your love of walking. Continue your hikes alone if they have brought you so much happiness for years.
Your new apprehension and General Georgelin’s terrible accident may be an opportunity to learn how to transform fear. See this concern as an alert and take maximum precautions on your side. Ask yourself if you are being careful enough. Prudence reflects an alert awareness of risk. If the answer is yes, then set out on the path with a light heart and confidence. If it is uncertain, it is undoubtedly a sign that it is time to adopt certain security measures (systematically notify someone, take a charged phone, etc.).
If you put confidence in place of fear, everything becomes clearer. Walking is acceptance of the unknown. Our falls, physical or mental, should not make us more vulnerable, but more aware. They serve to ask ourselves: what can I learn from what I am experiencing? The road is a master who pushes us and leads us to constantly surpass ourselves.