News & Events
A new online avalanche awareness training initiative has been launched by The Snow and Avalanche Foundation of Scotland (SAFOS), with development support from member organisations Mountain Training Scotland and Glenmore Lodge. Aimed at individuals making critical decisions in the winter mountains, this free digital version of the ‘Be Avalanche Aware’ planning tool will enable hillwalkers, […]
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 […]
An opportunity for all mountain enthusiasts, skiers, boarders, climbers, walkers, mountain guides, instructors, ski patrol, mountain rescue personnel and other professionals to address the challenges that avalanche hazard in Scotland presents.
Experts meet to discuss avalanche education in Scotland.
A group of family, friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate Blyth Wright’s contribution to avalanche forecasting in Scotland at Glenmore Lodge.