An avalanche slab was triggered by an unstable corniche at Skaret (off the scooter track). The whole area is potentially dangerous. Large corniches are still hanging above the "usual" scooter track.
Other avalanches were reported around Brøggerhalvøya.
Skaret : 33 X 432186 8758044
Several hole and open water channels were spotted on Brøggerbreen near by the "usual" scooter track.
- The largest hole located at 33 X 432120 8760000
- Open water channel is located at 33 X 432276 8759129
Drive on the East side of the holes.
|Large hole on Brøggerbreen marked with sticks|
|(Map from Nowergian Polar Institute)|
There is a three meter high snowdrift at Skaret (Brøggerpasset - between Skarsnuten and Steenfjellet) which is difficult to pass. The snowdrift is not visible and is dangerous for people travelling from the south. It is very difficult to pass from the north.
The position is N78 52.424; E011 51.355 (UTM: 33 X 432300 8757705)
Reported by: Thomas Andersen (source: Feltlogg - Svalbard)