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Digital Subscriptions > The Oban Times & Lochaber Times > 1st December, 2016 > Every day is a day for learning in the mountains – even for the most experienced

Every day is a day for learning in the mountains – even for the most experienced

SCOTLAND’S mountains are a winter playground for thousands of hill-walkers, climbers and mountaineers, with a wide range of experience levels.

And examination of the fatal accident statistics for the past year shows it isn’t just novices getting into difficulties.

Sadly, 20 people have died so far in the mountains this year. Ten of these were either approaching, or on, a technical climb.

Three died as a result of avalanche. Three of the others who died had literally spent a lifetime enjoying the hills.

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