Saturday, February 08, 2014

Skiers Warned of Terrain Traps in Scotland's Mountains

BBC: Skiers, climbers and walkers have been warned to be aware of a danger created by huge amounts of snow and high winds in Scotland's mountains.

A terrain trap is a hollow or flat area of land where avalanched snow accumulates, raising the risk of further snow slides.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) said many people were unaware of the term and the threat.

It has advised mountaineers and skier to avoid such areas. » | Saturday, February 08, 2014