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SKILLS: Wind in the Mountains

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 UKH Articles 20 Feb 2020

Storm force winds on Beinn SgritheallIn a winter of constant storms, windy walks are inevitable. But most people are a poor judge of wind speed, and its effects on a walker. Know your limits, says Helen Howe. Here are her tips for safer walking in the wind...

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 bouldery bits 20 Feb 2020
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Super topical!

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A really excellent piece, full of practical advice in clear language.

(more use than that Knots piece ...)

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Have learnt the issues with gusting wind the hard way - literally blown off my feet in the cairngorms with my climbing buddy and had to self rescue ourselves back to the bottom of the funicular. Claret everywhere for a few minutes resulting in  stitches on my head and lots of bruises and cracked ribs for both of us. Be ready to drop to the floor and expect any summit might have to be missed - discretion not valour.... 


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