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Avalanche conditions

Avalanche conditions


Description   Special equipment/advice
  • Although infrequent in Wales, avalanches can occur.
  • Recent heavy snow and drifting make some slopes very vulnerable to avalanche.
  • Full winter mountaineering equipment, including ice axe and crampons essential.
  • Consider using an alternative route with a different aspect.
  • Seek specialist advice and consider using specialist equipment.

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