Glaciers  

Glaciers currently cover about 10% of the Earth’s surface and 80% of the fresh water on Earth is frozen in the form of Glacier ice.  There are two main types of glaciers: alpine glaciers (about 1%) which are found in mountain terrain like the Alps, and continental glaciers (about 99%) which are associated with the » read more »

Avalanches  

An avalanche is a large slide of snow down a mountainside, caused when a buildup of snow is released down a slope.  It is one of the major dangers faced in the mountains in winter. A large avalanche can run for miles, and destroy anything in its path.  For example, in Montroc, France in 1999, » read more »

Winter Walking Bag Kit-list  

Boots (Sportiva Trangos) with Yeti Gaiters 50l Rucksack (Lowe Alpine Attack 50) 4 Dry Bags (Exped) Waterproof Jacket Paramo Velez Adventure light Paramo Velez Trousers (over a pair of ron-hills if REALLY cold) 3 x Gloves (2 big + 1 small) 2 x Warm Hats + Balaclava 2 Long sleeved thermal tops (Helly-hansen) 1 Light Fleece 1 Pertex windproof shell » read more »

Day Bag (Summer) Kit-list  

35l Rucksack (Berghaus Freeflow IV 35+8) 3 Dry Bags (Exped) Light Waterproof Jacket (Rab Strech Neo Jacket) Light Waterproof Trousers (Berghaus Packlite full-length zip) Gloves big + small Sun Hat + Warm Hat 1 Long sleeved thermal top (Helly-hansen) 1 Light Fleece 1 Pertex windproof shell with hood (North-cape) Spare pair of socks 2 litre Platypus Water bottle Sun cream Head Torch » read more »

Alpine Hutting Kit List  

Clothes Boots (Sportiva Trangos) Light Waterproof Jacket (Rab Strech Neo Jacket) Light Waterproof Trousers (Berghaus Packlite full-length zip) Gloves big + small Sun Hat + Warm Hat Light Gaiters (essential in snow) 1 Tee Shirt 2 Long sleeved thermal tops (Helly-hansen) 1 Light Fleece 1 light Down vest (PHD – Ultra Vest) 1 pair zip-off Trousers 1 pair » read more »


Author: Phil Newby