The mountains are calling, let the winter adventure begin and #summitsafely
The Lake District National Park’s fell top assessors have returned for the season. Every day this winter they’ll be making their daily trek up Helvellyn to send back their reports.
In addition to the vital Lake District Weatherline winter weather reports the assessors Jon Bennett and Graham Uney will be helping with the #summitsafely campaign. They’ll be tweeting their top 20 safety tips from @LakesWeather and sharing short videos on lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk.
And for those who feel inspired to take to the snow-topped high fells, Graham will be returning with his popular one-day Winter Skills courses, for walkers looking to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons.
Ambleside-based Jon Bennett is celebrating his tenth year as a Weatherline fell top assessor. Graham Uney is returning for a third season, running his Winter Skills courses alongside his daily fell top report.
Graham says: “As a National Park, the Lake District is everyone’s to enjoy, but during winter, it’s important that people take a moment to prepare for a range of weather conditions. The reports that Jon and I share on Weatherline every day help people take a boots-on-the-ground view of the fells, and our Winter Skills courses will add to their preparation.”
Follow the fell top assessors on Twitter @LakesWeather and visit lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk for daily fell top reports, beginning on 2 December 2016.