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Avalanche expert Blyth Wright dies

Blyth Wright, co-ordinator of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service, and enthusiastic mountaineer, has passed away, UK Climbing reports today.

An expert on avalanches, Blyth Wright co-authored the book, Chance in a Million? with Bob Barton, as well as working at Glenmore Lodge and the Loch Eil Centre. A keen mountaineer in Scotland, in the mid 60’s he supported Philip Tranter’s epic round of 19 Munros near Ben Nevis which became known as the Tranter Round and set the standard for faster and longer alternatives. His later work forecasting avalanches and providing a reliable information service for walkers and climbers has proved invaluable for route planning and added considerably to safety in the hills. Blyth Wright passed away on Sunday 24 May after a long illness.

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