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Warnings issued over rockfall in Coire an t-Sneachda area


By Gavin Musgrove


People venturing into the Northern Corries are being warned about the danger of rockfall in the area.

Cairngorm Mountain’s ranger service is highlighting the potential peril.

They said on Thursday they had been alerted by a group of mountaineers who had a lucky escape.

A hiker and their dog walking towards the Northern Corries in the Cairngorms.
A hiker and their dog walking towards the Northern Corries in the Cairngorms.

A spokesperson said the debris had come down from the Goat Track in Coire an t-Sneachda.

They posted: “What came down narrowly missed the group and thankfully nobody was hurt.

“It looks like there have been further rockfalls in that area in previous days or weeks judging by the divots in the grass.”

They advise people to be on their guard whilst in the vicinity.

This was backed up by the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team who said great care and attention was needed whilst crossing the Goat Track are below Fingers Ridge and Goat Track Gully.

They added: “We would not advise attempting to make an ascents on this increasingly worrying part of the coire.”

There has been an rise in report in recent years of rockfall from the cliffs above the Goat Track and in the wider Coire an t-Sneachda area especially when there has been torrential rain in the range.



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