Namely: If you stay in bed for an much needed extra hour of sleep in the morning, the summit conditions will clear just as you approach, rather than an hour after you turned back due to poor visibility 😦

Also, the price of skis, boots and related paraphernalia is astronomical. I paid a visit to Mountain Spirit in Aviemore. It seems if I’m ever to buy a pair of skis and boots, it will be a used pair…