South-Westerly Winds

22nd March 2021

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 day of drizzle and a cold feel in the South-Westerly winds. The snow is sparse below 850 metres, but is well bonded and stable.


Looking up into Coire Dubh Mor, Beinn Eighe


A brief brighter spell looking over to the ridge of Sgurr Dubh.



A Ptarmigan starting to change colour.

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