Fionn Bheinn

1st February 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.

A high windchill day on Fionn Bheinn – cold and part cloudy. Good snow cover overall and the hillside looks like a piste…! Many areas are well consolidated, but localised instabilities in the snowpack persist on very steep slopes, mainly South-West to North-West aspects at higher elevations. Skis or snowshoes recommended.

(Above) Naturally, the cloud came in just as I reached the summit plateau. There is a general covering of rime above 700m. Spot the ski tracks.

(Above) Looking west to the cloud covered Torridon hills; Glen Torridon on the left and Loch Maree glen on the right. Spot the skiers.

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