Rock Fall Warning for Cairngorm's Goat Track

by Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com Aug/2014
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The effects of yesterday's deluge continue to be felt in the Cairngorms. Following the Derry Burn bridge collapse (see here) comes news today that a substantial rock fall has left the Goat Track path in a dangerous state.

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Slabs from the cliffs above the Goat Track in Coire an t-Sneachda have fallen across the track and surrounding area.

The rock fall was discovered by path builders heading into Coire an t-Sneachda this morning. They carried out an initial examination, which showed the area to be very unstable and dangerous.

The situation is currently being discussed with Cairngorm Rangers and the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust to determine the best way forward.

In the meantime, for safety reasons, the MCofS are advising walkers and climbers to avoid the whole Goat Track area.


Forums ( Read More... | 11 comments, 04 Sep 2014 )
I don't think it's anything to do with recent weather. The cliffs in Sneachda have always had loose sections. The accidents are to do with more popularity, not that the accident rate is any different. Pygmy Ridge is...
Andy Nisbet - 04 Sep 2014

Also worth noting that on the south side of the Cairngorms, the bridge across the Derry at Derry Lodge has been washed away, and the state of other bridges further upstream is currently unknown -...
Stuart S - 12 Aug 2014

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