Coire na Tulaich avalanches engulfing approach path – WORTH A LOOK!!!

3rd February 2014

The following photos show two avalanche events crossing and engulfing the main approach/descent path for Buachaille Etive Mor. These graphically emphasise the importance of careful route planning for both ascent and descent after climbing when the guard may be lowered.
Event 1 – Avalanche debris trail from col down Coire na Tulaich – debris has engulfed the approach path. 
Event 2 – Looking down on avalanche debris from Western ridge of Coire na Tulaich – debris crosses the approach path.

Todays pit site high on the Western ridge of Coire na Tulaich – shows start zone for Event 1. Small part of crown wall visible.

Event 1 – showing extent and distance of travel (figures give scale of event).

Distant shot of Event 1.

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