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Preparation and proper kit vital in the hills

AS WE approach spring and the days grow longer, more and more of us will be taking to the hills for fresh air and exercise.

It’s important to remember, however, that it’s still very much winter up on the hills so it is vital to be properly prepared and have the right kit.

Check weather forecasts and avalanche reports before setting off and make sure you have planned a route, an alternative route and have left a copy with a friend so someone knows where you are. Climate conditions and forecasts can be checked on the Mountain Weather Information Service website at www.mwis.org.uk.

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