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Contacting SAFOS

SAFOS’s role is primarily to advise sportscotland on the role of the sportscotland Avalanche Information Service and to actively encourage and promote avalanche education and research in Scotland. If you would like to comment on any of these issues you can do so by post, by writing to the following address:

Glenmore Lodge
PH22 1QZ

To contact the Chair of SAFOS, please email

News & Events

Reports into 2013 Chalamain Gap Avalanche

Reports into 2013 Chalamain Gap Avalanche The following reports were produced by sportscotland following the 2013 avalanche incidents which involved sportscotland National Centre, Glenmore Lodge and the RAF Mountaineering Association (RAFMA).  The first and tragically fatal incident occurred in the Chalamain Gap on 14th February 2013, involving both teams. The second avalanche occurred in Chais […]

Avalanche Hazard- Providing Information and Education to those who engage in winter activities in Scotland’s Mountains

A SEMINAR/WORKSHOP. UHI Inverness 19-20 June 2019 In June 2019 SAFOS held a seminar/workshop for organisations and individuals involved in delivery, education and enabling participation. Its objectives were to help develop how avalanche hazard is understood and presented to a range of user groups who are engaged in all mountain activities and disciplines. Including professional […]