25th February 2022
Today was a rare day of good visibility. This was a good opportunity to what had occurred avalanche wise over the past few days. There had been some substantial slides. Firstly there had been a big avalanche from Cnap Coire na Spreidhe down into Strath Nethy. This looked wet, and the debris was partially covered in fresh snow. It is thought this slid in the milder conditions on Wednesday. Another avalanche on the Feith Buidhe slab was also partially covered in fresh snow, and also probably occurred on Wednesday. There was also a large avalanche in the area to the left of Hell’s Lum. The debris looked drier, and was not covered in fresh snow, so most likely occurred some time yesterday afternoon or last night. It ran a long way down and stopped not far off level with the Shelterstone (and I mean the stone, not the crag).
It is very likely there have been other avalanches over the past few days. With plenty of people out and about on ski and on foot today, other people may have spotted other avalanches. If this is you, and you did observe something, then it is greatly appreciated it you can report them on the SAIS website. Thanks to everybody who has recorded things so far this season.
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27th February 2022 9:10 pm
Lovely set of images from a superb day! I’m especially interested in your ‘Nice views of Loch Avon’ photo not least in that it features Beinn Mheadhoin, which I climbed on Friday after a wild night at Hutchinson’s, accompanied by friend + my dog. We summited at about 9.45am – I’m curious to know what time you took your photo, since we might even be visible if your photo was enlarged. Could I possibly ask if you could send me a full size copy of your photo? I’m thinking of making a movie of our escapades to post on vimeo – would you kindly let me use your image? Duly acknowledged of course. A full sized original would be ideal but failing that I’d use as large as possible, a screen shot.
Kind regards, Mark Hallam