New snow above 450 metres

13th March 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 in Local Authority areas within Scotland and respect local communities by referring to Scottish Government guidance and safe route choices for exercise. For further guidance please refer to the following information for hillwalkers and climbers and snowsports on ski and board.
This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
(Above) A’ Mharconaich 975m, Drumochter. A little fresh snow cover above 450m today. Mostly cosmetic, although some deeper drifts have developed in selected, sheltered locations. Once the sun got up mid-am a little loose single point release activity was noted; seen here – lower skyline, centre. These events can often appear larger from afar with their widespread, roller ball  disturbed surface layers.
(Above) The new accumulations in the main appeared to be consolidating rapidly and showed little propensity for any tell tale cracking between the skis

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