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A cautionary image...

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 DaveHK 25 Feb 2021

http://ncairngormsblog.sais.gov.uk/2021/02/more-debris/

How many of have kitted up or stood and chatted right in the path of that thinking we were pretty safe because of the low angle and rocky nature of the surrounding slopes? Or at least assumed that any threat would come from the Great Slab?

Makes you think don't it?

 Michael Gordon 25 Feb 2021
In reply to DaveHK:

Thankfully not many of us would go there during a big thaw

 DaveHK 25 Feb 2021
In reply to Michael Gordon:

> Thankfully not many of us would go there during a big thaw

Yes, there is that but it shows there is risk in a place people might consider safe.

And how many of us might have wandered in just for a look and stood there discussing cafe options?

Post edited at 07:04
 Michael Gordon 25 Feb 2021
In reply to DaveHK:

> And how many of us might have wandered in just for a look and stood there discussing cafe options?

True, that does sound familiar

 Billhook 26 Feb 2021
In reply to DaveHK:

Isn't this a well known avalanche slab in spring thaw conditions?  

 Grahame N 26 Feb 2021
In reply to DaveHK:

Have you seen todays blog - An unexpected scuba diver emerges from the Lochain.

See bottom photo, bizarre  http://ncairngormsblog.sais.gov.uk/2021/02/mild-and-sunny-2/

In reply to Grahame N:

Well, i wont be complaining about the weight on my back any more ! That must have been a heavy carry..

 DaveHK 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Billhook:

> Isn't this a well known avalanche slab in spring thaw conditions?  

It's actually not the great slab which went, the avalanche came down climbers left of the slab.

 DaveHK 26 Feb 2021
In reply to DaveHK:

Went for a wee bimble and had a look at it today. 


 DaveHK 26 Feb 2021
In reply to DaveHK:

Crown wall c1.5m

Trying to post a photo of it but can't see it, can anyone else?

Seems to be there now.

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 bouldery bits 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Grahame N:

> Have you seen todays blog - An unexpected scuba diver emerges from the Lochain.

That is hardcore.

 Billhook 26 Feb 2021
In reply to DaveHK:

Thanks

 DaveHK 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Grahame N:

> Have you seen todays blog - An unexpected scuba diver emerges from the Lochain.

Bonkers!

 DaveHK 26 Feb 2021

In reply to geode:

> did you measure the slope angle at the crown? looks > 1:2 25% from map so avalanches expected?

> this is interesting although not sure they have solved the Dyatlov Pass incident: https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-00081-8

Funnily enough I read that piece about the Dylatov pass incident. 

Slope angle below crown wall c30 degrees so yes, avalanches expected but it's unusual because the slope in general is not avalanche prone and the release was from accumulations above.


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