Winter is a wonderful time of the year to acquire new perspectives on areas you have been to and to find new ones. The cold should not deter you! Snowshoeing allows us to explore well-trafficked areas and areas off the … Continue reading →
The Alps has already claimed its first avalanche fatality of the season, and before the end of winter there will be another 250,000 avalanches in this mountain chain alone, and around the world about 150 people will fall victim to the ‘white death'. In this article we sort through the myths and arm you with some essential avalanche avoidance tips, that are as valid on Aonach Mor as they are on the North Face of Everest. In over 95 percent of all avalanche accidents, the victim or someone in the victim's party triggers the slide. Avalanches are the only natural hazard in the world that is commonly triggered by the victim!