Overnight frost to bright and sunny.

12th April 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.

Another cold and frosty start to the day but soon warming in the direct sun shine. The snow pack is beginning to consolidate but we have an underlaying weakness and steep temperature gradient within the snow pack. Despite the bright sun shine we still have a surprising amount of snow here in the North-West. We have remaining localised instabilities on high steep terrain especially on North-East to South-East aspects. For skiers dropping in from coire rims into the top of steep terrain the first few turn may well be dodgy and for climber exiting out from the tops of climbs on to coire rims – choose you exit lines carefully.

From Bealach na Ba over the sea to Skye.

The coires of Beinn Bhan.

Wintry high on Liathach.


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