I have the Mountaineering Scotland and Munro Society talk tonight in the Mountain Cafe Aviemore at 2000. There is a meal before hand at 1900 but that is fully booked but may be worth checking if you fancy it as you always get cancellations. For those who want they should be able to get in for free at 1945 ! It is usually a good evening and I have done a few in the past and you get a good crowd. It ends up a late drive home getting back after 1100 pm. The talk is sponsored by the Munro Society and Mountaineering Scotland so many thanks to them.
I was on the hill over the weekend the weather was great but the temperatures low -5 on the tops . If you add to this the 30 mph wind the wind chill was bitter. There was some wind chill and my hands when glove less would have froze so quickly !
It is always worth being aware of the windchill and its effect especially on unprotected skin! Losing a glove in these conditions can be very serious so be careful – frost nip/ frostbite is serious and without your hands things can go downhill quickly! Always carry spare gloves and look after exposed skin! If out with pals check each other regularly ! Buddy buddy checks ! Always carry a spare pair of gloves with you.
I always carry a few pairs of gloves as I have dropped them in the past and had a problem with others when the wind has taken them when stopping to take them off and you are useless with frozen hand.
I also had a snag with my battery for my phone the spare I carry did not like the cold windchill even though it was in my pocket. Has anyone a good recommendation on a spare battery that will cope with the cold for a mobile phone?