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Dave3

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  1. I was on the Buachaille in Feb 95 when a huge avalanche caught 3 climbers. The Glencoe team were nearly caught in an another huge avalanche trying to locate them that evening. We heard that there had been 10 or 11 observed avalanches that day, in Glencoe alone. Tons of wet snow had been falling for days, rain and wind at sea level just like just now. I hope anyone venturing into the hills over the next few weeks (months?) is very careful. dave3
  2. This is my first post, so be gentle :-) I've been lurking for a while, trying to get my head round the processes that have conspired to affect our weather so dramatically this winter. I must admit I've found the Models forum very...er...challenging, seems to have been a lot of "wishcasting" as well as a fair amount of trolling, but some of the posts are absolutely fantastic for someone like me trying to understand the atmosphere - Gibby and Tamara in particular. I used to do a lot of winter mountaineering and would always watch the 850 temps to see where the freezing level (and thus s
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