Monthly Archives: April 2013

#128 – Man’s (and woman’s) best friend learning to search for avalanche victims in North Wales

Statistics tell us that the average UK resident can currently expect to live for over 80 years.  Bury that same UK resident (or any human for that matter) in an avalanche, and life expectancy drops to about 15-20 minutes!  Because … Continue reading

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#127 – “Play Misty for Me” – Y Garn in the mist

Why do the British talk about weather so much?  It’s a topic that never fails to kick-start a conversation, probably because we get so much of it!  Things never stay constant for long, but the last couple of weeks have … Continue reading

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#126 – More wanderings with the dog on Clwydian Hills.

The recent snow, although a curse for some, was a blessing for those of us who like a little bit of ‘white’ on our hills.  The mountains of Snowdonia and the Lake District have been Alpine in all but scale … Continue reading

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#125 – Snow time in Snowdonia – Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr

It’s been a funny sort of winter in North Wales – a promising start to the winter mountaineering season in December gave a great trip out up Pen yr Ole Wen (see post #108) but after that the snow started … Continue reading

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#124 – Avalanche!

There has been little incentive to head for the higher hills over the past week – strong winds have made walking difficult in the mountains, and wind chill on top of an already cold temperature has made it feel like … Continue reading

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