Finally, snow chains are on their way

Today I have finally got round to ordering some snow chains (online).

After much deliberating I’ve decided upon the Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Chain, which I’ve purchased from Towequipe. They should arrive in a day or so (to Fort William) and hopefully in time for when we take to the road again next week.

Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Chain - Copyright Michelin Tyres

I decided to go with these particular chains as I feel that they were a reasonable compromise between a full-blown steel-link snow chain and a snow sock, and are stated to be suitable for motorhomes. I’ve no real idea how they will perform, but can expect to have to use them soon if this weather continues to be as cold and icy. I’ll let you know how I get on: with fitting the chains and their performance.

About Cameron Speirs

Born and brought up in the Scottish Highlands, Cameron, has been interested in outdoor pursuits since he was a wee lad. Over the last few decades he has climbed extensively in the Italian Dolomites as well as summiting the Matterhorn and several other 4000m alpine peaks. Closer to home he has spent many wonderful weekends mountaineering and biking in Snowdonia, Cairngorms, Glen Coe, Skye and Lochaber.
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6 Responses to Finally, snow chains are on their way

  1. Roy Starkey says:

    Hi Cameron & Elaine – I just heard from Malcolm that you are “on tour” – I’m highly envious. I’m hoping to get a week up in the Highlands late Feb / early March so hope the snow will stay until then ! You’ve certainly chosen THE winter to be up there ! We had a fabulous week in the Cairngorms at the end of February this year – just Arctic! Take care and have fun. Best wishes Roy

    • Cameron says:

      Hi Roy, great to hear from you. The weather here is certainly feeling a bit arctic, but it also makes the scenery very spectacular. Thanks for your feedback on our website. We’re really enjoying the trip so far, as well as writing about it on the web. Today, we did a long run for many miles along the Caledonian Canal towpath. It was fun running through the snow – if a bit slippy underfoot. I hope that all is well with you down in Malvern. Very best regards, Cameron (& Elaine)

  2. Karl says:

    Snow chains for the ‘van! What about snow shoes for you two? Could make getting onto the hills a lot easier. And it’s great fun / exercise.

    • Cameron says:

      Karl,
      We were actually looking with interest at the snowshoes in Nevisport. I’m sure that it would be really great fun to try, but it would be just one more thing to have to carry. Our sacks are already over-weight in my opinion. However, the wee light-weight slides look interesting for some of the easier descents!
      Hope that you guys are all well in Stoke Lacy.
      Very best regards from Elaine and me.

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