Our new snow chains have arrived

The snow chains for our ‘van came the other day. I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet as the ‘van has been “laid-up” at my parents whilst we’ve been staying with them over Christmas. Ironically, in the meantime, the weather has turned a bit milder with day and night-time temperatures hovering a few degrees above freezing. Under these conditions it’s quite amazing how fast the snow recedes. All that is left is the compacted ice and that will take a few days to disappear.

Still, winter is far from over, and tomorrow we’re heading away from the home comforts of Fort William to visit the Cairngorms: notoriously colder and snowier than the west coast. I feel sure that the new snow chains will see some action over the coming months. I’ll keep you informed – as and when.

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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