Frosty start to the day.

6th 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.

This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.

It felt very cold on the hill today, a frosty start with very icy paths. There remains continuing underlaying weaknesses in the snow pack above 850 m and there were also some accumulations of drifting snow developing on North to East aspects. As this wind turns Northerly these accumulations will build onto wind sheltered terrain and there is heavy snow showers forecast so the wind slab will deepen.

The Bodaich Dubh, (Black Carls)

Wind formations.

Creag Dhubh and Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe in the morning light.


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