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Topic - Avalanches in Sneachda

wheelsucker - on 02 Feb 2013

There were two small avalanches today (2.2.13) near to the Fiacall Buttress. One was near to Fiacall Couloir which injured two climbers. They managed to walk themselves off with minor injuries.
The second occurred on the snow slope to the right of the buttress about 150 below the Fiacall ridge. Three members of a party who were all wearing helmets triggered a small avalanche which carried them 150-200 meters overs rocky terrain. All 3 sustained lower leg injuries. One had a broken leg.
All three were quickly treated by members of Strathclyde Police MRT who were training nearby. They were joined by a couple of MIC's who were working on the hill along with Cairngorm Ski Patrol, Glenmore Lodge MRT and some climbers.

All three were airlifted off th hill so all in all a great team effort from those involved.

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