Firm Snow

4th 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.

Little change in the snowpack from yesterday other than there is the lightest of dusting of new snow above 750m. which fell in the early hours this morning during a period of patchy drizzle. The snow is firm in all locations, very firm at summit level, patchy below 800m. and well bonded and stable throughout.

(Above) Sgurr Breac and A’ Chailleach in the Fannaichs. The cloud base was between 800m and 900m., lifting later in the day to give some sunny spells. Loch a’ Bhraoin is at 250m. elevation.

(Above) Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich. Most snow remains on NW to NE aspects above 800m. Sgurr Mor is in the background on the right.

(Above) The Eastern coires of An Teallach.

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