Avalanche now to be added to our Planting Risk Assessment.

This picture was taken a minute after the team experienced its first avalanche whilst planting. After weeks of not being able to access Lochan Burn, we finally managed to get things underway again. The severe weather at this altitude left a noticable build up of snow on the crag face above us on Hartfell Shoulder, so what happened on the 12th April, 3rd day back, was always a remote possibility. Whilst the slipping snow did not descend far enough to reach the planting line, it loosened rocks that bounced their way down the slope and they did reach the edge stakes!


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