3rd January 2021
(Above) NE Gullies of Sron a Ghoire. Some triggered avalanche activity yesterday on these gully flanks. These seemingly innocous locations can often create terrain traps with their relatively low angle gully beds and short steeper sided flanks, catching as they do cross-loaded accumulations. The avalanche run paths can often be short, such as yesterday’s – only 10 metres. In this case the volume of sliding snow was small but sites like them have sadly provided some of Scotland’s worst historic avalanche accidents, where larger volumes have filled a gully bed burying victims in what appeared initially a fairly benign environment.
Lots of snow currently in high level lee locations, take care to avoid terrain traps…….
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