Weather Update: 7th February

Winter offers us a completely different challenge to the rest of the year. It opens up new routes and make others far more serious compared to the rest of the year. We would recommend that everyone gets out there and enjoys the winter conditions at a level you feel comfortable with. The important thing is to be prepared. Make sure you have the right kit, information & skills and you’ll a fantastic time. See you out there!

Report by Mountain Run 7th February

RECOMMENDED WINTER KIT

MWIS Conditions Report 7th Feb: All National Parks

www.mwis.org.uk/

WHAT IS MWIS?

The Mountain Weather Information Service produces detailed weather forecasts for the main mountaineering areas in Scotland, England and Wales.

LAKE DISTRICT

Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.

SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK

Also includes higher summits south to Plynlimon.

PEAK DISTRICT AND YORKSHIRE DALES

The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.

BRECON BEACONS

Also includes all higher summits in southern half of Wales.

THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS

Areas north from Knoydart in the west, and the Great Glen towards the east (NB. Does not include Mull and areas west of Loch Linnhe, these are found in the West Highlands forecast.)

WEST HIGHLANDS

Western Highlands accessible from, and south of, Glenfinnan (Road to the Isles) and Glen Spean (includes Creag Meagaidh). This area include Ben Nevis and the mountains around Glencoe. In the east, includes Ben Alder south to Loch Lomond and Trossachs NP. Includes Arran and Mull.

CAIRNGORMS NP AND MONADHLIATH

Cairngorms National Park and Monadhliath. Also includes the Ben Alder area hills between Loch Ericht and Loch Laggan.

SOUTHEASTERN HIGHLANDS

Hills accessed from Callander, Loch Tay and Loch Rannoch areas. Areas east of Loch Ericht, and south of Dalwhinnie, upper Glen Feshie and the River Dee (includes southernmost Cairngorm NP).

SOUTHERN UPLANDS

The Galloway hills eastward to the Lammermuir hills. The Cheviots (including higher hills within the adjacent Northumberland NP).

Recommended Kit

OC071 Mountain Raid Blue Front Angle Hood Down 1000px

MOUNTAIN RAID
100g Fill
390g Leanweight
Primaloft GOLD

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