Cornice triggered avalanches

28th February 2015

A rise in temperature caused sections of the cornice on the Eastern aspect of Coire nan Lochan to collapse triggering slab avalanche activity.

Thaw conditions caused this wet slide which reached the Lochan path

Thaw conditions caused this wet slide which reached the Lochan path

Debris below broken cornice line

Debris below broken cornice line just visible in flat light

Crown wall just visible below notch in cornice

Crown wall just visible below notch in cornice – plenty of large cornices still hanging in, there!

Comments on this post

Got something to say? Leave a comment

    Latest SAIS Avalanche Reports
    Archives
    Categories
    RSS Feed
    Keep up to date by subscribing to our RSS feed
Service funded by sportscotland
Forecast data supplied by the Met Office
SAIS Sponsors