Date of Incident

18/02/2017

Country

Scotland

Incident

Very warm conditions, no other routes in condition. Ascending the couloir. Few groups ahead of us on route. Presumed spontaneous wet snow avalanche, avalanche flow approx 2m wide. Partner hit but not knocked off feet

Lessons

Risk of avalance in unseasonably warm conditions

Activity

Winter climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

No injury

Causes

Avalanche

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Partner

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

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