Easter Monday

5th 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.

Snow and the return to winter on Easter Monday feels outrageous… however its not extraordinary at all and most of the local hill farmers up this way will echo that sentiment. In their wisdom they have good reason for not planning their lambing until later in April. It’s been a wild day on the hill with blizzard conditions with much of the snow falling and drifting onto bare ground. However unstable windslab is deepening and becoming more widespread above 700 metres on wind sheltered terrain. Some ice is forming on stream banks, wet paths and other water courses. There have been occasional bright periods too, giving us glimpses of the lower summits.

Our view from the office, Creag Dhubh, Beinn Eighe.

A momentary glimpse of Liathach.

About as good a view as I could get on the hill this morning, looking out from Stuc Coire an Laoigh.

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