Sean Spittal Corrie avalanche.

9th February 2014

Above the A93 this morning.
The avalanche poodles might help give scale to it. The ridge is mostly Northerly, with the high point North East facing. Crown wall high point around 800 metres with debris down to just above 600 metres. Often used for winter skills training there was a line of snow holes on the ridge.

Lots of blocks, and around 3 different piles of debris. I’m not sure when it happened. we had a lot of snow yesterday but we also had temperature spikes which might have been the trigger.

Pit sites were a 100 metres higher but roughly same aspects. Top layer was well bonded but failed on a soft layer just above hard ice. The snowpack is very variable at the moment.

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