With snow dusting the tops its time to give you idea's on what you should wear and what you need to carry to stay safe in the mountains throughout the winter months.
One of the toughest Skimo Races in Europe.
The Marmot Dark Mountains is THE ultimate navigational challenge as far as races go. This year I competed in the race, rather than planning it... read on for lesson's I learnt the hard way!
Plan well, pack well, leave notes and stay as safe as possible during this winter in the mountains.
Regular Winter Conditions Reports from the Helvellyn Massif and Glenridding Valley. Being completely local to the area allows us to head out and do quick on the spot conditions reports for the Helvellyn Area and surrounding valleys. These are not everyday, as we do have to work, but we try to keep them as regular as possible when there is snow on the ground!
The Marmot Dark Mountains is one of the toughest mountain running events in the UK, if not Europe.... top teams pit themselves against the British elements & hills, overnight in the middle of winter.. Its not surprising that this event is small, its hardcore to the maximum
We will keep you regularly updated with Mountain Running Conditions Reports generally from the North Eastern Fells, but sometime farther afield, depending on where we have been running.
Nicola, my partner in crime, has taken the plunge, jacked her job, for the thrill of a better & less conforming life! Well done Nicola. She's recently been on a Nordic Walking Instructors course & will be holding regular classes soon. Today we snuck out the back door for some Nordic Walking action to Red Tarn, Helvellyn.
In conjunction with Keswick Mountain Festival we are giving sound advice for runners as the nights get even longer & the temperature starts to plummet. Photo Credits: Marmot Dark Mountains/Ian Corless, MountainRun & Barney Whiteside
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