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
The Mountain Weather Information Service produces detailed weather forecasts for the main mountaineering areas in Scotland, England and Wales.
Includes the whole of Cumbria, and also the western Pennines North from Ingleborough.
Also includes higher summits south to Plynlimon.
The Peak district and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the area immediately between them.
Also includes all higher summits in southern half of Wales.
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.)
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 National Park and Monadhliath. Also includes the Ben Alder area hills between Loch Ericht and Loch Laggan.
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).
The Galloway hills eastward to the Lammermuir hills. The Cheviots (including higher hills within the adjacent Northumberland NP).