Be Avalanche aware – A great piece of information please share!

Torridon Avalanche report

Torridon Avalanche report

The Scottish Avalanche information Service has brought out a very simple and interesting Avalanche aware document well worth a look by everyone who goes in the mountains. Well done to all a great piece of work and hopefully it will be widely used by all. This can be down loaded from their website.

Avalanche aware 1

Avalanche aware

Constantly changing weather factors, from temperature and snowfall to wind speed and direction, can affect the strength and stability of the snowpack. So it’s vital to keep a close watch on conditions during the season – especially throughout any mountain excursions.
This guide outlines the decision-making process and the fundamental considerations of assessing avalanche hazards in the winter mountains. With the advice on these pages, together with the corresponding resources overleaf, you should be able to make better judgments on where and when to go.

From the Mountaineering Council of Scotland  twitter account

It is available as a download in a PDF FORMAT,

sportscotland Avalanche Info Service has great download on avalanche safety available on the website.


The incredible weather has made the Avalanche forecast a hard job this winter for all those who work in this vital service. The photos on their blog and forecasting this winter has been incredible and we owe the recorders our thanks. I have used the new pilot Service in Torridon a lot and judging by the number of cars in the area this is a great addition though only a pilot scheme please have a look on their website and see. Never take this service for granted and have a safe season for all those who work to keep the mountains safe for us to enjoy.

The result of an Avalanche in the Cairngorms all were lucky!

The result of an Avalanche in the Cairngorms all were lucky!

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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