Mountains are beautiful places to walk and climb, but with extreme beauty comes the occasional helping of danger. We’ve picked out ten of the most prominent accident black-spots on British mountains, explained why they’re dangerous and picked out some advice how you can avoid becoming a statistic.
The 2013 report by the England and Wales Mountain Rescue Team said: ‘Poor navigation skills and inappropriate navigational gear figure prominently in rescuers’ reports. Late starts, poor reading of terrain, and the ability to modify their plans have been cited many times in these reports.’
So that’s a start, but why are these individual blackspots potentially dangerous and what can you do to stay safe?
To find out more about each mountain blackspot, scroll down the page or follow the links below.