21st 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.

Spring-like snowpack and spring-like weather today. The slow thaw continues at most levels, but remaining firm around the higher summits as the freezing level hovered around 1000m. Little snow exists below 500m.

Above 2 photos. The north-east aspects of the Munros, Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, Sgurr Mor and Meall a’ Chrasgaidh. Reasonable snow cover remains above 800m, although some exposed summit slopes and ridges are bare.

(Above) The Beinn Dearg range. Typical snow cover on southerly aspects. Good sunny spells this morning, but a strong south wind.

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