Winter Walking

Some would say there is no such thing as winter walking, only winter mountaineering but on a cold clear day, with firm snow, winter walking is safer than in summer, because the walking is easier and stone fall is less. However, and this is the important point, it can all change in a few hours and gale force winds, blizzards, zero visibility and the numbing cold will soon sap your reserves and what was a simple walk can turn into the 'North Face of the Eiger'. However, the hills in their winter clothes are a magical sight to behold and planning and preparing your walk will prevent it turning into an epic.

Click HERE for lots of advice and techniques applicable to winter walking.