Saturday, 27 February 2010

Take care out there

A gorgeous day in Glencoe today. Bursts of sunshine now adding to the spectacular snowy mountains. But barely had the day started before Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team were again called out to another avalanche incident, this time at Glencoe Ski Centre. I don't think the off piste is recommended at the moment.

Drivers on the A82 found obstacles other than snow on the road today.

Enjoy the mountains, but take care out there. The avalanche risk is particularly high just now, and extreme caution is required. At the very least, check the Scottish Avalanche Information Service web site before contemplating a trip into the hills.

At Glen Etive road end, looking towards Glencoe Ski Area and the avalanche site

Closer inspection reveals 2 huge avalanche trails going nearly the full length of the mountain side

With the forecast looking like more cold but relatively settled weather, chances are the conditions on the mountains won't be changing very quickly. However, no problems on the roads (unless you want to drive down the old Kingshouse road).

Last night of FebruaryFest at Clachaig tonight. But not the last night of winter looking at all the snow out there!

Read the report on the BBC News web site.

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