No need for climbers to have stayed off mountains
The head of the Scottish avalanche warning service said yesterday that the “considerable risk” category in force for Glencoe on the day of the tragedy did not mean climbers should have stayed away from the mountains.
And he revealed that poor visibility at the time in question, around 2pm on Saturday, might have prevented the group spotting the danger signs that the snow was unstable.
SportScotland Scottish Avalanche Information Service co-ordinator Mark Diggins said: “We wouldn’t really advise that people should not go out.
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