Snowy Glen Coe with some deep accumulations

14th December 2019

Trail breaking in some deep drifting snow for climbers and walkers today. Snow showers fell above 300 metres for most of the day, often heavy at times with rain at lower elevations. Winds were fresh, occasionally strong from the West and the freezing level was around 550 metres.

Aonach Eagach ridge

Gearr Aonach on the left then Stob Coire nan Lochan between Aonach Dubh on the right

Beinn Fhada on the left with Gearr Aonach on the right

Buachaille Etive Mor

Meall a Bhuiridh distance left and Sron na Creise in front

Walkers breaking trail in snow at lower elevations.

 

Snow condition in the car park at Glencoe Mountain ski area

 

Another day in the office kept dry and warm by  ”Mountain Equipment Ltd”

AVALANCHE HAZARD MODERATE;

Warning signs can occur in isolated cases. Avalanches can be triggered in particular on very steep slopes with the aspect and elevation indicated in the avalanche report. Relatively large natural avalanches are not to be expected.

Routes should be selected carefully, especially on slopes with the aspect and elevation indicated in the avalanche report. Travel on very steep slopes one person at a time. Pay attention to unfavourable snowpack structure.

Forecast for around 50 % of the winter season.

Around 30 % of avalanche fatalities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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