Wet Snow Avalanches.

7th March 2020

It was a very wet day in Glen Coe today. A large wet snow avalanche came down great gully some time this morning, the debris was easily visibility from the road. I suspect that there were a few other wet snow avalanches today, but poor visibility at higher levels hampered observations. Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit clearer.

The path was more like a stream today.

Plenty of water coming off Aonach Dubh, often blown sideways. It was pretty windy.

Still good snow cover despite the rain and mild conditions. This photo was taken around 700 metres looking West to Sron a’ Choire Odhair-bhig.

Plenty of water in the rivers. The River Coupall just before it joins the Etive with the Buachaille in the background. 

There was a large wet snow avalanche out of Great Gully on Buachaille Etive Mor at some time during the morning.

A closer shot of the debris which would definitely have crossed the path.

The debris from a different angle.

Comments on this post

  • Jon Eden
    8th March 2020 10:35 am

    Didn’t see this happen but did see the avalanche debris on our drive south on the A82 yesterday. Certainly loads of water in the streams and a wet and windy drive. Interesting.

    • glencoeadmin
      8th March 2020 2:35 pm

      It certainly was a wet day, one of the wettest of the season for myself. I think that avalanche happened sometime during the morning. The were a number of other avalanches that day which became visible when the weather cleared up.

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