Warning after walkers filmed climbing Snowdon wearing shorts and walking dog

Posted: March 13, 2014 by kirisyko in Climbing, Winter
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Mountain walkers are being urged to take more precautions after pictures emerged of people climbing up through the snow on Snowdon wearing shorts, and leading a dog.

The walkers are seen to slip and stumble Credit: http://www.mountainsafety.co.uk

The Snowdonia National Park says wardens have spoken to “significant numbers” of walkers in recent days who were simply ill prepared.

Each year dozens of people are injured and even die making the climb, as Emily Gadd reports.

There’s been several incidents at that spot and other places as well and I think it’s people assuming that it’s going to be the same up there as it is down here – and of course it’s spring down here, winter up there.

– DEWI DAVIES, SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK

The mountain weather can be very difficult to forecast

How to avoid needing to be rescued – advice from the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team

  • Plan your route
  • Plan your day properly
  • Check the weather forecast, and change your plans if the weather is bad
  • Carry the right gear
  • Allow plenty of time
  • Take adequate food and drink
  • Don’t be afraid to turn back if conditions are poor

see more:http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2014-03-12/warning-after-walkers-filmed-climbing-snowdon-wearing-shorts-and-walking-dog/

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