midges, how not to get bitten


Tony Raven

Nick Kew wrote:
> Graeme wrote:
>>>I have heard the theories that they don't "do" altitude or rain.

>>I think the altitude thing is just down to the higher chance of a decent
>>breeze to stop the biting.

> Don't think so. We just don't have altitude in the UK. It definitely
> works in Norway and Italy (to name two countries I'm familiar with),
> although in the latter it's more closely linked to vegetation.

I must admit to never having been bitten by a midge when crossing
Scotland at 39,000 ft ;-)