Ten tips for smarter, safer and more comfortable tramping this winter

Ten tips for smarter, safer and more comfortable tramping this winter

Despite the cold, the shorter days and sometimes soggy tracks, winter is a great time of the year to be in the mountains: snow and ice brings a different dimension to the land, there’s less people around and the lower angle of the light is great for photography. 

But those shorter days, colder temperatures and the winter snowpack bring a new set of challenges; from keeping warm enough, to travelling and camping safely on snow, and avoiding avalanches. This article covers some of the basics to think about, so you can venture into the hills and have a safe and comfortable trip. 

Ten tips for smarter, safer and more comfortable tramping this winter

Ten tips for smarter, safer and more comfortable tramping this winter

Despite the cold, the shorter days and sometimes soggy tracks, winter is a great time of the year to be in the mountains: snow and ice brings a different dimension to the land, there’s less people around and the lower angle of the light is great for photography. 

But those shorter days, colder temperatures and the winter snowpack bring a new set of challenges; from keeping warm enough, to travelling and camping safely on snow, and avoiding avalanches. This article covers some of the basics to think about, so you can venture into the hills and have a safe and comfortable trip. 

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