January has seen some exceptional winter conditions in the Cairngorms. Last weekend saw us working in the mountains in testing conditions, 80 mph winds and “white out” conditions on day 1, yet 15mph winds and blue bird sky’s on day 2! What this confirmed to everyone taking part was the extreme changeability of winter weather in the mountains.
Any route plans and organisation should start a couple of days before you set out, checking the Scottish avalanche information service at www.sais.gov.uk is a must as is keeping an eye on the weather at the mountain weather information service www.mwis.org.uk. Taking the right kit with you and knowing how to use it is essential.
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