A day of avalanches

2nd May 2015

Light drifting led to windslab building over a soft layer on W to N aspects.  This caused a very weak layer.  It caught two snowboarders out at around midday on the Cas Head Wall.  Windslab was continually building on the steep convex slope.  They triggered two separated avalanches one after the other and scooted away unharmed, missing the boulder fields below

Shooting cracks on a NW aspect at 1100m.

Shooting cracks on a NW aspect at 1100m.

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Crown wall and debris from the two avalanches on the head wall

Crown wall and debris from the two avalanches on the head wall

The avalanche debris

The avalanche debris

Coire an Sneachda

Coire an Sneachda

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