/ Heading to Scotland on Sunday.
Going to head up to Scotland on Sunday, if anyone fancies it. I will be driving up from Ipswich, so I can possibly pick up on route if needed. I will be staying until Friday possibly Saturday.
Im not overly experienced but I’m keen to get out, either QMD’s or climbing. I’ve seconded up to Scottish IV 4 and WI4.
If anyone is interested in joining me or doesn’t mind me joining them, drop me a message.
Take care out there next week, who knows what the weather and conditions will be like, just take care.
Cheers, I will definitely be careful. With all the incidents that have made the news this season I won’t be taking any risks, i’ll be keeping a close eye on the weather and avalanche forecasts.
It's sufficient to be aware of the conditions that lead to avalanches. Dissimilar layers of snow, or layers separated by ice. Wind-blown snow that has accumulated anywhere after fresh falls especially lee slopes and cornices. Heavy wet snow especially on grass.
Generally if it's been there for a few days, looks transformed and hasn't moved it's likely to be more stable but transformation happens more slowly in cold dry weather. Have a plan B in mind and have the humility to admit that today's not the day for plan A.
> It's sufficient to be aware of the conditions that lead to avalanches.
It's necessary, but it isn't sufficient.
Sound advice, thank you.
Following this week's avalanche fatalities on Ben Nevis, mountain safety bodies have put out a reminder to walkers, climbers and skiers that enthusiasm should always be matched by caution.