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This has been updated with the latest recommendations.

The origianl press release which we have left below, has been misquoted, even by myself. However there recommednation is to check the weather, make sure you have the right gear and stay safe.

In these conditions, it can be a lot more dangerous, especially with reduced visibility, paths covered in snow and deep holes filled with snow making them difficult to spot.

What ever you decide to do, stay safe.

The original press release was prepared with minimal input by us and the quote was not provided by us,” said Gruff Owen, Llanberis MRT. “Our preference is to share safety information and give hill-goers the information that they need to stay safe and have an enjoyable time in the mountains. We would never suggest that people stay away from the mountains in a blanket statement like this one.”

While The Great Outdoors recommends that experienced mountain-goers continue to use their own judgement in gauging mountain conditions, Snowdonia National Park Authority has advised that “in these conditions mountaineers should stay off the slopes of Snowdon and other peaks until the Met Office’s red warning for snow conditions, which is the most severe warning, has been downgraded. Once conditions have improved, anyone who ventures onto the hills must have the appropriate experience and skills and all the necessary equipment.”

For those unfamiliar with the mountain, the paths are difficult to navigate, and one wrong step could prove fatal. If walkers are not wearing appropriate clothing that can withstand such cold and harsh conditions, hypothermia is an additional threat.

Adam Daniel, the Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Head of Wardens Service stated: “Although Snowdonia’s snow-covered mountains are very pretty to look at, conditions on the ground itself is extremely dangerous. We kindly ask those who are thinking about going out in these conditions to seriously consider if they are willing to put their own lives and others’ at risk.”

Below is the original article.

The bosses of the National Park are advising mountaineers to stay of the peaks during the bad weather.

While Snowdon has been under snow for some time, the authority is said the recent spell of snow showers means that the conditions on the mountains are extreme and should be avoided.

Remember its not just your life you are risking, if you get into trouble then mountain resuce will be called out.

 “The first layer of snow has now frozen and compacted, and with the accumulation of fresh snow there is a high likelihood of avalanches,” a spokesperson said.

“In these conditions mountaineers should stay off the slopes of Snowdon and other peaks until the Met Office’s red warning for snow conditions, which is the most severe warning, has been downgraded. Once conditions have improved, anyone who ventures onto the hills must have the appropriate experience and skills and all the necessary equipment.

“For those unfamiliar with the mountain, the paths are very difficult to navigate, and one wrong step could prove fatal. If walkers are not wearing appropriate clothing that can withstand such cold and harsh conditions, hypothermia is an additional threat.”

The national park authority provides a ground-condition monitoring service on Snowdon. Information can be accessed by following the bilingual @snowdonweather Twitter account, and the same information is available on the mountain weather section of the Met Office website.

The National Trust is seeking permission to build and install a new ladder up the Bowder Stone in the Lake District.

Located in Borrowdale, the huge boulder has been a tourist attraction for over a century.

The aim of the National Trust is to get enable more non-climbers to reach the top of the stone by creating a metal ladder.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “The 9.3m- [30ft-] long ladder will replace one made on site in the 1980s of local timber.

“For the first time, it will be made of metal, to a design that restores the excitement of a climb and descent, and the slender, airy, profile of the original ladder.”

Chris Brammel a local Cumbrian architectural and sculptural metalworker will make the ladder. It will incorporate feedback from the local climbing community as well as the Lake District National Park Partnership and the local planning authority.

Harvery Wilkinson who is a National Trust curator said: “We’re restoring the excitement of a visit to one of the strangest and once most famous Lake District attractions.

Bowder Stone - large andesite lava boulder

“Once we have planning permission Chris Brammel can start work. We expect the new ladder to be in place next spring so there’s now a rare opportunity to take a photo of the stone without its ladder.”

The Bowder Stone, is a huge rock, roughly six times the height of a person and is estimated to weigh around 1,253 tonnes. It is commonly understood that the rock would have fallen from the crags above after the last ice-age and coming to its rest at its current improbable angle.

The Bowder Stone was bought back in 1910 by the National Trust using money from public subscriptions and since then it has been their responsibility for the care and conservation of the boulder.

A spokesperson for the trust said the Bowder Stone is a good example of how the Lake District landscape has been changed by humans. “In its heyday, the stone would have been seen for miles around, as depicted by artists and photographers of the day,” the spokesperson said. “It is now surrounded by woodland that is a site of special scientific interest.”

Now I can’t see any downsides to this, it makes it safer, allows more people to enjoy the summit and makes memories for future generations.

In fact, if someone created a Go Fund Me page to help with funding I would definitely contribute as it will help bring more people to the wonderful Lake District.

If you are in the region, I would highly recommend you take a detour and visit the stone and make take a photo or two.

As winter takes hold in the Highlands, experts are urging hikers in Scotland to prepare for their trips to the mountains.

A campaign called ThinkWinters aim is simple. To increase the awareness of hazards faced by people exploring the Scottish Highlands this winter. Whether they are hikers, climbers, hillwalkers, mountaineers or anyone heading out to the hills this winter.

The campaign was the a co-operated idea from seven different organisations. Its target audience is aimed both at experienced hikers and those heading for the winter hills for the first time and have less experience.

The campaign is using a combination of social media and traditional methods to spread the messages on safety and making it safer for people to explore the hills this winter.

It all kicked off last weeked at the Scottish Mountain Rescue annual conference at Glenmore Lodge and culminates at the annual launch of the Sportscotland Scottish Avalanche information service this Friday.

Those involved in ThinkWinter are mountain safety including Scottish Mountain Rescue, Mountaineering Scotland, Glenmore Lodge, the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, SAIS, the Mountain Weather Information Service and Police Scotland.

A spokesperson for  Mountaineering Scotland said: “Winter has well and truly arrived in Scotland’s mountains and thousands of enthusiasts will be taking to the hills for mountaineering, ice-climbing and snowsports touring, making the most of a season that for many offers the best mountain experiences of the year.

“But the rollcall of accidents over the years underlines the extra hazards faced during the winter season and the need for those going into the hills to ensure they have the necessary experience and equipment and have made proper preparations.”

Topics covered will include raising awareness of the challenges involved, planning, navigation, being prepared for weather and avalanche hazards, and what to do in an emergency. While some of these seem basic – everything is a little bit more difficult in snow.

Mountain safety adviser with Mountaineering Scotland, Heather Morning said: “Scotland’s winter mountains offer some truly magical experiences, but they be gnarly and challenging.

“If you want to get the best out of your mountain adventures then you have to be sure you are properly prepared and have all the skills required.”

Principal at Glenmore Lodge, the national outdoor training centre, Shaun Roberts said: “Successful adventures this winter will require well informed decision making.

“Front-load your activities with some quality time spent assessing the critical information: mountain weather, avalanche forecasts, underfoot conditions, the nature of the terrain.

“Understand your own motivations for your trip to the mountains and find like-minded people to experience them with, ensuring an open dialogue about your plans, you capabilities and equipment.”

Vice chairman of the Scottish Mountain Rescue, Kev Mitchell said: “We would always encourage people to enjoy the hills in winter. However, it’s absolutely vital that you are prepared.

“Leave earlier to get back earlier because of the lack of light, and adapt your day to the conditions. Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged and kept in a warm place, and not used for navigation.

“Mapping software for phones is great but it eats up batteries, especially in winter conditions.”

One of the coordinators of the Scottish Avalanche Information service, Mark Diggins said: “As the winter season begins we should start to prepare for the normal challenges that we will be faced with in Scotland’s mountains.

“Getting good information helps any mountain enthusiast decide where to go and what to do. Avalanche reports and other useful information can be obtained from the Scottish Avalanche Information Service, and the Met Office, and MWIS websites.”

While this is campaign is being run to make Scotland and specifically Scottish Highlands safeter to explore, the advice can be used wherever you are planning on winter hiking this year.

Don’t forget to purchase essential winter clothing, while the weather might seem ok or good when you set off it can quickly change. Make sure you are prepared.

If you are heading for example to the Lake District – you can get a daily update on current snow conditions before you set off, allowing you to either change your route or pack different equipment.

There are many ways to be prepared and to make it a much safer experience for both you and the mountain rescue teams.

If you are heading to Snowdonia over the coming months, then mountain rescues are warning hikers and climbers of a potentially hazardous boulder.

A large stone block on the slopes of Tryan was spotted by mountain rescuers during a recent incident on the east face of the mountain.

Member of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was called out on Saturday to help with two hikers who were stuck near the bottom of North Gully. The pair had been aiming for the safer route into Little Gully but missed the path and had to be brought to safety by rescue team members

It was during this time that the team members noticed a large boulder just below the junction of the two gullies, which they estimated to weigh about four tons.

Ogwen Valley Snowdonia National park North Wales UK

The large stone block is perched on rocks and solid above Heather Terrace and North Gully. It is thought a heavy rain storm may have eroded some of the soil.

Both the National Trust, which owns the mountain and the Snowdonia National Park Authority have been altered by the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation.

North Gully and Little Gully combine into a scramble route that can be used to ascent and descent the East Face of the mountain and emerges close to the summit of the North Ridge.

With bad weather forecast they are worried about the large rock sliding down the mountain any further and hurting someone. There is no immediate threat to life – it’s just a warning to be careful and observation if you are in the area.

The boulder and debris from an earlier fall in the Western Gully. Photo: Chris Lloyd/Ogwen Valley MRO
The boulder and debris from an earlier fall in the Western Gully. Photo: Chris Lloyd/Ogwen Valley MRO


It follows a similar sized boulder which earlier this year rolled down the opposite side of the mountain. That rock left marks on the footpath on the Western Gully during its 75m fall down the hill.

I don’t want to stop you heading to the area, in fact while I haven’t visited for a few years I have quite a few great memories from the area – its a lovely place to hike and explore.

I just want you to do it safely.

A man scrambling in the Lake District had to be airlifted to hospital after falling.

He was on Cam Crag in Langstrath on Saturday and in a party of four when the incident happened.

The man slipped and fell between 3m and 4m injuring his lower leg when tacking a ridge on the Crag, south of Stonethwaite.

Of the party then climbed to the top of the Cam Crag to get a phone signal while the rest of the party used a group shelter to protest the injured man from the elements. The day was cold, wet and windy so the shelter came in very handy.

The Coastguard helicopter and rescuers at the scene. Photo- Keswick MRT
The Coastguard helicopter and rescuers at the scene. Photo- Keswick MRT

There was no indication that the man had done anything wrong, or had the wrong gear – it was just an accident.


Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.10pm after the alarm was raised.

A spokesperson for the team said: “The first Keswick MRT members arrived at the scene and due to the location and nature of the injury requested a helicopter evacuation.

“The casualty was then packaged and flown to the Cumberland Infirmary.”

The 3¾-hour rescue involved 17 volunteers from the Keswick team, along with the crew of the Coastguard helicopter.



I do love my job, but if I had to give up my current job I think this might be one I would swap it with.

The first of December marks the start of meteorological winter but more importantly means the strat one of the most unusual but in my opinion the coolest seasonal jobs in the whole of the UK.

The job runs until April and between then and now one of the Lakes Districts National Parks specialist felltop assessors will make the daily climb to the summit of Helvellyn to asses snow and ground conditions and produce a daily report for outdoor enthusiasts.

Helvellyn is the third highest mountain in England.

The services which are run by the national park authority is there to provide vital safety information for everyone heading to the lake district over the winter months. The three members are Graham Uney, Zac Poulton and Jon Bennett, their reports are published on the Weatherline site and on twitter. The service predates the internet and started over 31 years ago as a telephone service.

Mr Uney said: “This is now my fifth year as a felltop assessor and each season I have to pinch myself as I really do believe I’ve got one of the best jobs in the world.

“Although Helvellyn isn’t the highest peak in the Lake District its east-facing position means that it’s often in better winter condition than our higher fells.

“It’s also the busiest, most popular mountain in the Lakes during the winter months, so it’s important that we give detailed ground conditions reports from here throughout the season to keep walkers, climbers and skiers better informed. Our service will make sure that people can get an extremely accurate ground conditions report of what to expect on our highest fells, backed up with the latest Met Office weather forecast.”

It’s not just ground conditions that the three guys will be producing, they will be giving regular hints and tips, guides on keeping safe on the mountains, essential winter backpack items as well as some of the views of the mountains over the coming months.

We have covered a few times on here, but recently hikers have been getting rescued from avoidable situations by not following the advice given by professionals.

A member of Wasdale Mountain Rescue, Richard Warren advises that traditional navigation using map and compass is essential in winter conditions. Richard is also the chairman of the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association so he sees a lot of walkers who go out ill-prepared.

While he doesn’t say to avoid using GPS technology, he says it’s best not to rely solely on mobile phone technology to navigate the Lake District.

He said: “If you’re planning a trip to the mountains this winter we urge you to plan your day. When there is snow on the tops an ice axe and crampons are essential pieces of kit and know your limitations. If you’re unused to navigating in the dark, it can be extremely disorienting.

“Sometimes, the bravest decision is to turn around and go back. Those peaks will still be there another day. “

It is not just the weather service that the felltop association offers. They also offer s one-day specialist winter skills courses to help prepare those attempting some of the higher summits as well as sharing their knowledge of winter hiking.

The courses which are geared towards adults who want to learn more about how to deal with the extreme weather conditions that the British winters can throw up.

The courses teach essential winter mountaineering skills like how to use crampons and ice axes correctly as well as advice and guidance on essential kit for winter trekking. You can accompany one of the felltop assessors on his duties. It’s a real hands-on type of course.

Trekking in the snow is so much different to hiking at any other time of the year, the course teaches you key navigation skills to help climbers identify safe routes as well as identify landmarks in the snow.

On this year’s inaugural event, the three men were joined by two members of the public, who learnt firsthand to hike safely during the winter months once the snow starts to fall.

For this year’s inaugural assessors’ ascent, the three men were joined by two members of the public who learned first-hand how to winterise their approach to walking once there are snow and ice on the fells.

Darryl Ramage and friend Lynne Morrison were the winners of a national park competition, selected from more than 1,000 entries to accompany the felltop assessors on their season launch and take part in a private winter skills course.

Mr Ramage, from Dumbarton in Scotland, said: “We’re frequent walkers in the hills and mountains of Scotland have been all over Europe on expeditions. From Germany to Poland to Slovenia to Italy but we’ve never been lucky enough to climb in the Lake District so we are realising a lifetime ambition today.

“We’ve been following Weatherline for the last couple of weeks and were celebrating the first fall of snow on the fells, it’s a fantastic resource to make sure you get an accurate idea of the weather and conditions on the fell tops.

“Although we are both quite experienced climbers we are by no means experts so we are absolutely delighted to be learning from the best today.

“We’ve picked up a lot of safety information and numerous hints and tips. It’s been great. We can’t wait to get back to the Lake District soon to put our new skills to good use.”

The Lake District Weatherline is partly funded by sponsors Columbia and Petzl and George Fisher.

Mountain Hardwear sponsors the clothing, while Petzl provides the mountain equipment.

So if you are thinking of heading to the Lakes this winter, we would highly recommend you do, if you think its beautiful in the summer – wait till you have seen it in the winter. It’s like a different place, even familiar routes change.

Just make sure you check the weather forecast and pack accordingly.

We have covered recently a few stories recently about people being under-equipped or not have the knowledge to be safely out in the hills, but this one is just a case of getting lost in poor conditions.

This can happen to the most experienced of hikers when the weather changes quickly.

Rescuers were dispatched to help two walkers who had got lost on the side of one of Yorkshire’s three peaks.

The Cave Rescue Organisation received a call from police after a woman called to report herself lost in the poor weather on Pen-y-Ghent Side on the north-west slopes on Sunday. The

Rescuers went to the aid of two walkers who got lost on the flanks of one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks. It is the smallest of the three peaks at 964m (2,277ft).

The team was called out around 11:40 am.

The woman had set out to climb Pen-y-Ghent with another friend but due to bad visibility became ‘misplaced’ according to a spokesperson.

“Despite a poor signal, the police control staff were able to get a location for the caller before losing the call,” the spokesperson said.

“A small team was dispatched to locate the walker, and as they approached the reported position, they came across her, with a companion, making their way towards Hull Pot.

“They were none the worse for their experience, and were escorted back to their car at Horton in Ribblesdale.”

There are things which can be done to reduce the need to call for help, knowing the route, having a backup route, taking the right gear, knowing that it gets dark pretty early this time of the year.

It was only last week we share a warning about not ditching vital gear to save weight, but if you need to call out the Mountain rescue then its pretty straightforward.


Call 999 – ask for the Police and then Ask for Mountain Rescue.

Things to help make it easier for them to find you:

  • knowing your exact location – obviously, if you are lost you won’t know your exact location, but if your calling due to someone being ill or injured then this info can be very useful
  • The route you were planning on taking, while they can use your phone signal to try and locate you this just puts you in a
  • Before call making note of important information like:
    • Number of people in your party,
    • if an accident details of the injured party, name, gender, age, nature of injuries
  • Once you have made the call – DO NOT change your location unless instructed by Mountain rescue – they will be using your phone’s location data as a point to aim for.

Remember if you dial 999 and your phone can’t connect to your network but another network is available it will try and connect.

I always carry one of these with me – it might be old, but the battery life is just amazing.

Remember there is no shame in calling in for help, while I personally have never had to do it if I was in danger I wouldn’t think twice about making the call.

After all, that’s why these great men and women volunteer to help people in distress – if they weren’t there I probably wouldn’t explore as many new places as I do.

Now if people go under-equipped or without basics like a map and compass I can see it must get frustrating for them, but if you are ever in doubt just make the call.

I love the new walkie talkie feature on the Apple Watch and find it fun and exciting.

However this isn’t always practical as requires both parties to have an Apple Watch and the latest versions, so we have found some practical cheaper alternatives.

There is something pretty exciting about picking up a WalkieTalkie and setting out for an adventure. Even the name- ‘Walkie Talkie’ remindsus of a time when we enjoyed them as toys but as adults they can be an integralpart of camping.

Two-way radios are great for camping or long hikes as you can stay in contact with somebody else from a long distance without the worry of your phone signal. Communication can be required during hikes and sometimesa necessity as an emergency precaution.

Motorola MR350R

  • 22 Channels with Privacy Code
  • Built-In Flashlight
  • PTT Power Boost

You may have wondered where Motorola had gone? Well- they are still going strong and are responsible for reliable technology. In this case, it is what we think is probably the best two-way radio for the price.

This innovative tool not only looks smart but it really is the part, they come in black and feature 22 channels. They can cover a radius of 35 miles and have some cool modern add-ons, each time somebody signals through to you your device will vibrate; alternatively you can set one of 20 ringtones.

It also has a very useful hands-free feature and a built-in flashlight for your late night walks or camping ventures.

Baofeng UV-8R

Baofeng UV-8R
  • 8 Watt Power
  • 128 Memory Channels
  • 30 Mile Range

This is an upgrade from the previous Baofeng, only this time they have put in some fantastic upgrades that include a durable casing, a clear connection and double the wattage. The design itself makes it a lot easier to use too.

This radio actually looks like a mobile phone throwback andthat is what appeals to us as it is simple to use with its user interface butwith that said, the actual settings can be somewhat tough if you have neverused a professional Walkie Talkie before.

The performance is well worth theinitial setup and getting used to the device. It operates on VHF, UHF and FMfrequencies, which means it is harder to use for the standard 22 channels butadvanced users will rejoice as it means advanced options, more control and morepower!

It comes complete with a 7” antenna and a charging station. This product is known for being one of the best at the price, you get a lot of technology for your money on this one. If you are serious about hiking and using safe communication then you will want to pick up one of these and learn how to utilise Walkie Talkies to your advantage.

Use the memory channels, the advanced frequencies and lightweight of these items when taking off for your next excursion.

Ansoko 6 Pack

GXT1050VP4
  • 6 Pack of Walkie Talkies
  • Easy to Use
  • 16 Channels

This isn’t the most expensive choice with irrelevant mod cons but it is a popular one as it comes as a six-pack. This six-pack comes in particularly useful for a long hike, you can give the whole team one. This will amplify the amount of fun that you were already going to have, you can now own a Walkie Talkie each and communicate from long distance.

The maximum distance is 1.2 miles although it can go down to a minimum of 0.6 depending on the area conditions. Although there is only 12 channels, they are very clear and these Walkie Talkies are easy to use. You can pass them out to each person and not have to worry about adding long-winded instructions.

Cobra CXT1045-R

CXT1045R-FLT-CAMO
  • 37 Mile Range
  • 2662 Channels
  • Rewind Feature

These are more than cool to look at but they are also perfect to use, these ‘camo’ radios have some very special features.

They have probably one of the longest reaches with the signal going as far as 37 miles and also have a NAOO receiver to notify you of any storms or emergencies. This radio has been designed with complete innovation and caters for numerous situations, if you drop it in water then you quickly retrieve it thanks to its splash proof and floating design.

In addition to the practical feature that we have mentioned, it has 2662 combined channels and also has a unique Rewind feature, that records 20 seconds of a call and allows you to playback a message once to ensure that you did not miss anything.

It has a clear connection free from interference and is one of our two favourite choices. It has plenty of buttons and is easy to use.

These are the best Walkie Talkies available on the market right now. 

We do like to cover other topics on here apart from, rescue news and we do want you to go and explore our great country. We just want you to do it safely.

On Sunday, four rescue teams combined to help find two walkers lost in the Peak District.

The walkers were attempting to climb the Peak Districts highest hill – KInder Scout. As some who has climbed this many times, it’s a nice little hill to climb, learning to fell run around the area but I have also been on the top when its been waist deep in snow.

The couple called 999 on Sunday when the night began to fall and they became ‘navigationally challenged’.

The Edale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 5:50 pm.

A team spokesperson said: “Questioning from the duty controller was inconclusive and an attempt to locate their mobile phone was also unsuccessful.

“Unfortunately the clag was down meaning helicopter support was going to be limited at very best and so we, therefore, had to do it the old-fashioned way and the Kinder Plan was triggered.

“This is where the four teams that surround the plateau deploy on a pre-arranged search pattern, the objective of which is to cover all the key areas of the hill with the maximum personnel in the quickest possible way.

“This well tried and tested plan quickly located the couple via flashes from their lights below the western edge path in the area of Broad Clough.

“The pair were walked down and reunited with their transport allowing all the team members to return home at a relatively civilised hour in the evening.”

So if you are going out this winter and while the weather is still nice, please remember the sun does set quite early at this time of the year and the weather can change quickly.

Also, don’t leave essential equipment at home to lighten your bag, it seems obvious but a that’s was a warning from a Mountain rescue team recently.

Map and Compass are essential skills, you can’t rely upon Sat Navigation devices or phones when outside and it triggers the age-old debate about whether these skills should be taught in schools.

I personally learnt in the cubs and Scouts all them years ago, but joining the scouting movement isn’t for everyone and others don’t find their love for walking till they are an adult, but learning to read a map is essential if you are heading out to the hills.

I am open and honest – I use a Sat Nav device for walking, it’s pretty cool, tracks my route etc, but I would never really go out hiking without a map and compass – even in an area I am pretty comfortable with like Kinder Scout.

Following on from the recent comments from Wasdale Mountain Rescue team about Scarfel Pike isn’t a playground for the inexperienced, now rescues from the Yorkshire Dales are warning walkers against leaving vital safety gear out of their rucksack to save weight.

Two lost Yorkshire Three Peaks challengers who failed to pack a map and compass (basic equipment in our opinion) had to be rescued from the mountains by the Cave Rescue Organisation.


They we’re out on Sunday and had to call 999 after getting lost in the dark for over two hours. The men aged 21 and 27 left the summit of Ingleborogh heading for Hrton in Ribblesdale but got lost.

According to the rescue team, they said police enquiries suggested the men were actually on the path leading to Clapham, between Gaping Gill and Trow Gill.

A spokesperson for the rescue team said “An online PhoneFind search by a CRO controller confirmed this.

“In order to save weight, they had left critical kit – compass, map, second light, second phone – at home, relying solely on a smartphone app.

“When the duty controller rang them, they had only 7 per cent battery and a single, fading headtorch. Otherwise, they were well equipped and at least they stayed put as instructed.

“A small team from CRO drove up to Trow Gill, walked up to where they could see the torch, then escorted the pair to a team Land Rover. They were driven down to CRO base and waited in the New Inn, for a friend to drive them back to Horton.”


If you are heading out onto the hills this winter (and we wouldn’t want you not too) just make sure you have the right equipment.

The basic equipment needed for a one day hike should include enough water, food, map, compass, head torch, spare clothing, waterproof clothing.

Please do go out and explore our hills this winter, just make sure you do it safely. The wonderful rescue teams have no problem coming to your aid if it’s genuine – its when the incidents can be avoidable that frustrates them.

If you are after a new winters jacket, check out our recent articles on men winter jackets or women’s winter jackets.