13th February 2021
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service issues information to support permitted activity under current Scottish Government guidance.
Please be aware of current mandatory travel restrictions inÂ Local AuthorityÂ areas within Scotland and respect local communities by referring toÂ Scottish Government guidanceÂ and safe route choices for exercise. For further guidance please refer to the following information forÂ hillwalkers and climbersÂ andÂ snowsports on ski and board.
This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
(Above) An alpine looking Coire a Chriochairein today. Very strong winds creating plumes of re-distributed snow around coire rims throughout the day; some of this will have sublimated to atmosphere but some will have re-formed as slab in high lee locations.
(Above) Creag Meagaidh’s Post Face. The upper sections in particular looking well plastered. A change is on the way as a warmer airflow begins to affect the area overnight; both rain and snow in the forecast during this next period. As Freezing levels rise to summits and, if accompanied by any rain – then transitional wet snow avalanches are likely.
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