5th 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.

Persistent strong to gale force Easterlies throughout the day, combined with frequent snow showers gave blizzard conditions in the mountains, even to low levels.

(Above) A snapshot of conditions at 400m this morning above Braemore. Says it all.

(Above) The A835 main Ullapool to Inverness road – closed. In fact, 20 vehicles including a bus and lorries were snowbound overnight just a few miles ahead.

(Above) The A832 Ullapool to Gairloch road at Braemore junction – closed for 2 days now.

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