More information from the Scottish Avalanche information Service.

This is very rare for the SAIS to issue a statement like this. Please read and take heed.

terrain trap is a sharply concave part of the run out such as a gully, an abrupt transition or a crevasse where avalanche debris will pile up deeply. Since shovelling takes such a long time, deep burials have a very low chance of survival

SAIS  –  These are locations in the hills and mountains where the consequences of even a small avalanche can be amplified by the terrain a victim may be carried into. Narrow gullies and valleys, boulder fields, small buttresses and cliffs are places that limit your survival chances greatly if you are carried into or over them. Likewise when travelling above buttresses or boulder fields or through narrow valleys and below small banks be aware of the consequences of avalanches occurring from above, whether natural or triggered by human activity.

Big Avalanche Glencoe !

Please be careful if out and about Kevin Woods is climbing all the Munros this winter he does an update on Facebook. His journey this winter is a insight into Scottish winter with all its weather and incredible days. Even some of the so called easy mountains in winter have taxed Kevin and he writes honestly about safe travel. It is so important that all winter mountaineers are aware of the dangers in winter and how to make the mountains as safe as possible.

Big hills An Foachagach on a fine winters day yet the snow was hard going,

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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9 Responses to More information from the Scottish Avalanche information Service.

  1. jen says:

    Hi Heavy,
    My name is Jen – I’ve been following your blog and reading through the archive for a while now. I am a poet and writer, also a filmmaker. I would love to send an email to you. Is this a possibility?
    Let me know,

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