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Topic - Frequency of winter accidents in the UK

pwb1981 - on 11 Feb 2013
Every week it seems there has been a story in the press about people getting into trouble in the hills in the UK. Both hill walking and climbing, in Scotland in particular and an especially large number in the Cairngorms. Is this a normal year or have there been more accidents than normal? Has the weather been exceptionally challenging this year? Are there more people heading out into the hills? Or is it just flavour of the month for the press and this is a typical?
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