Calm before the Storm

9th March 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 relatively calm and dry morning walk into the North side of Liathach before a frontal system moves through with high winds and snow forecast overnight and into tomorrow.

Looking into the North facing Coireag Dubh Mor. Note the old firm snow and thin slivers of ice remaining.  Fresh windslab expected to accumulate on these aspects over the next 24 hours.

A view of the Eastern end of Beinn Eighe looking up into the East facing aspects of Creag Dhubh.  The old firm snow is predominately above the 800m contour line.


A panoramic view of the Northern Corries of Liathach.

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