Spring is in the air !

19th 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.


The warm temperatures and drizzle of yesterday have had a big impact on the overall snow cover.  It felt distinctly spring-like today.  The coastal hills of the Torridon area have been particularly affected by the recent warm temperatures and thawing continued today albeit slightly slower than yesterday.

(Above)  Looking up at the eastern end of Beinn Eighe with Creag Dhubh in the cloud.

(Above) Beinn Bhan (896m) on the Applecross peninsula has all but lost its winter coat.

(Above) One of Liatachs eastern summits, Spidean Choire Leith (1055) poking out of the cloud to show that winter is still hanging on. The more Northerly aspects which are out of view will also be holding more snow.

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