Monday, February 03, 2014

Coire na Tulaich avalanches engulfing approach path - WORTH A LOOK!!!

The following photos show two avalanche events crossing and engulfing the main approach/descent path for Buachaille Etive Mor. These graphically emphasise the importance of careful route planning for both ascent and descent after climbing when the guard may be lowered.

Event 1 - Avalanche debris trail from col down Coire na Tulaich - debris has engulfed the approach path. 
Event 2 - Looking down on avalanche debris from Western ridge of Coire na Tulaich - debris crosses the approach path.

Todays pit site high on the Western ridge of Coire na Tulaich - shows start zone for Event 1. Small part of crown wall visible.

Event 1 - showing extent and distance of travel (figures give scale of event).

Distant shot of Event 1.