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Weather in the mountains. The avalanche danger in the Tatra Mountains has increased

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In the Tatra Mountains, the avalanche threat has increased to third degree. Rescuers of the Tatra Volunteer Emergency Service warn against blown snow and icy ground.

The third, significant level of avalanche danger was announced on Thursday evening by rescuers from the Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue Service. They advise against high mountain expeditions until avalanche conditions stabilize.

Blown snow, icy ground

In the avalanche message, TOPR rescuers informed that the main threat were numerous deposits of blown snow. It was placed on icy ground, where avalanches can occur spontaneously.

“Triggering an avalanche is possible even with a small additional load, especially on steep slopes,” we read in the TOPR press release.

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IN Tatra Mountains There was a strong and gusty wind reaching speeds of up to 90 kilometers per hour, and it was also snowing, which made movement much more difficult. In turn, the low cloud ceiling makes visibility and orientation in the field difficult. There is almost a meter of snow on Kasprowy Wierch.

Avalanches – a deadly threatPAP

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