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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The ‘snow patch’ expert: “These would be the beginnings of glaciers”

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10/04/2017

As spring spreads over the hills, many snow-lovers are left wondering what happened to winter. Iain Cameron, whose unusual hobby is monitoring snow patches that survive from one year to the next, looks back on the season and tells us what drives his curious fascination.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The mountain weather forecaster: “I think it’s important to regularly experience what you write.”

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15/03/2017

Mountain weather wizard Geoff Monk tells us what goes into the forecasts that outdoor enthusiasts all over Britain rely upon: the Mountain Weather Information Service.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The Mountain Rescuer: “Even experienced people can underestimate Snowdon in winter.”

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25/01/2017

What’s it like to be a Mountain Rescuer on Britain’s most popular mountain over the wild winter months? Simon Verspeak describes some of the challenges of covering a mountain many misunderstand to be 'safe'.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The avalanche forecaster: "I wouldn't recommend being avalanched to anyone"

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18/01/2017

In the first of six articles on the people who make the British winter, avalanche forecaster Kathy Grindrod describes what her job entails - and how a close shave in the past helped to sharpen her knowledge.
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