Start of the Avalanche forecast essential reading along with the daily weather forecasts.

From the SAIS: The Scottish Avalanche Information Service


“Start of Season 2020/21 – Be Alert to Early Winter Snowpack Instabilities
A standby avalanche forecast service will be provided for the Northern Cairngorms and Lochaber regions during the months of November and early December. When significant winter conditions are present, SAIS avalanche forecasters will carry out field observations and produce avalanche hazard reports for publication on the SAIS website. Daily Avalanche Information Reports for the 6 operational areas of Lochaber, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh, Southern Cairngorms , Northern Cairngorms and Torridon regions will be issued from Friday 11th Dec 2020.”

A chance in a million ?

Worth reading up on snow conditions I recommend Chance in a Million by Bob Barton and Blyth Wright.

I wonder what’s your favourite book on Avalanches ?

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 and loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to Start of the Avalanche forecast essential reading along with the daily weather forecasts.

  1. Very important topic you are raising with this post. I personally, got my knowledge on avalanches via official avalanche courses but also from the following books and documents:

    – Avalanche Atlas
    – Staying alive in avalanche terrain
    – The avalanche handbook
    – SAM (Safety Academy Mountain 3D) by Ortovox

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