10th February 2023
Warm, wet and windy with poor visibility today. The snowpack is thawing rapidly.
As a raven managed to photobomb one of my photos today I thought I’d remind people of this additional hazard, particularly on Ben Nevis. Over the last few years and again this year there have been multiple incidents of ravens trying and succeeding to get food out of rucksacks left by climbers while they are climbing. They are clever birds and can open zips, rip holes in bags and pick bags up to drop the contents. Large stones put on top of bags haven’t stopped them and they’ve also flown off with approach shoes this year so a lack of food doesn’t keep your kit safe. The raven hazard is Considerable.
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