Tried out something new recently, snow trekking. This is basically walking through the mountains of the Apennines in winter using snow shoes. We have had a good dump of snow recently, not too much around the house, where it has been falling as rain, but above a 1000m it’s been falling as snow.
The depth of the snow varies depending on the strength of the wind when it falls, in places it is just a few cm deep, but in others it’s almost waist deep.
Plus you get different types, there is the wind blown loose powdery snow which you sink straight into, and other places where it is frozen solid into sheets of ice. You cant get across this sort of terain in ordinary boots so you need to where snow shoes which you strap on and which allows you walk.