Lots of great climbing going on just now. Still be aware of the dangers after heavy snow and wind.

The old Guide of Ben Nevis was pretty clear of the danger areas.

Its great to see so many out and about this winter and some great routes being climbed after a slow start to Winter.

I found a lot of information was hard won in the winter mountains. Many areas are still tricky despite all the knowledge around. Nowadays there is little excuse not to be aware and after being to some of the biggest Avalanches and being Avalanched twice in 40 years and getting away with it you learn to respect the danger areas. Always respect the weather and the conditions and read the weather and daily avalanche reports. This is important not just climbing but winter mountaineering. Kevin Woods is well into his winter attempt to climb all the Munros in 3 months, he has lots of snippets in his catch up on Facebook and #winter282. It is also well worth doing and Avalanche Course and learning about safe travel in the mountains.

1976 Avalanche on Ben Nevis – look how low it was!

Worth being aware that you have to stay “Avalanche aware” even lower down the mountain. Especially convex slopes where snow has been dumped.

Stay safe and enjoy the conditions.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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