Army offers sneak peek at mountain snow holes dug in Highlands

Military personnel have provided a sneak peek of the interiors of snow holes they dug while training in the Scottish Highlands.
The evenly-spaced six shelters were built with rectangular entrances. One even had steps up to it. Picture: SAIS

Military personnel have provided a sneak peek of the interiors of snow holes they dug while training in the Scottish Highlands. The evenly-spaced six shelters were built with rectangular entrances. One even had steps up to it. Picture: SAIS

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THIS is described as the most ‘aspirational’ mountain snow holes – and they were dug in the Highland peaks.

Military personnel have provided a sneak peek of the interiors of snow holes they dug while training.

Inside the snow hole. Picture: JSMTC

Inside the snow hole. Picture: JSMTC

The evenly-spaced six shelters were built with rectangular entrances. One even had steps up to it.

Expertly dug snow holes can be used by climbers and hillwalkers as emergency shelters from bad weather.

The holes were dug on Carn Liath by a group from the Joint Service Mountain Training Centre in Ballachulish.

The quality of the snow holes has earned praise from the Sportscotland Avalanche Information Service.

One of the service’s forecasters described the evenly spaced snow holes as “aspirational”.

Carn Liath is a 3,300ft (1,006ft) Munro on the fringes of the massive Creag Meagaidh plateau in the Highlands.

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