Friday, 21 February 2014
A very large avalanche has released in Coire Na Tulaich. Glencoe.
http://saisglencoe.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/coire-na-tulaich-avalanche.html In last 24 hrs a huge avalanche has released in Coire Na Tulaich. It slid from approx 880 m to 450 m and is estimated to be 15 m deep. It is a sobering illustration that they do occur in Scotland and they can be massive! I often think I am over cautious when planning days out working or playing and considering where I will plan for working with clients but over the last week or so the wind, temperatures and snow fall have been conspiring to create perfect avalanche conditions. This is a well known spot for slides but this must be one of the largest seen here. I am grateful for all the science, funding and hard graft that goes into SAIS work. Thanks guys keep the info coming.