Cold and dry.

26th January 2021

Covid -19

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.

There were icy roads and paths today. Breakable crust on the hill, occasionally the snow surface would support ones weight but suffice to say its hard going breaking trail. The low temperatures are preserving the weaknesses which are persisting within the snow pack. Redistribution of the snow, even although there is quite a wide-spread surface crust is forming wind slab on wind sheltered terrain. Earlier this morning I saw some clouds of spindrift cascading down steeper ground. Good route choice is essential.

Liatach this morning with mist and spindrift.

Loch Claire with ice and Liathach and Beinn Eighe-Spidean Coire nan Clach.

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