Flow down and down in always widening rings of being (Rumi)
This Winter has brought us many snows. Here in the glen it feels safe and sheltered. As much as we love the mountains, we rather walk on lower ground when winds move snow around. Every year there are walkers who disappear. Every year they are brought home by volunteers. Volunteers with widening rings of being.
the stars remember
a helping hand
© Xenia Tran
This season has already seen 181 avalanches in the Scottish mountains. Scottish Mountain Rescue has 23 teams and more than 800 volunteers who give their time freely to search and rescue people who are lost, injured or reported missing. We greatly admire the spirit of these people and are very grateful for the work they do.
If you are interested in volunteering for Mountain Rescue Scotland or want to support them you can find more information here.
If you are planning to walk in the Winter mountains please keep up to date with local avalanche reports. For avalanche warnings in Scotland you can visit the Scottish Avalanche Information Service here.
Stay safe, warm and happy!
With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/320 s, ISO 800 and f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 160.
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