A glorious day.
20th March 2020
Covid-19 – SAIS general advice regarding mountain activities.
In its daily blogs SAIS forecasters illustrate the mountain landscape with the objective of providing information regarding snow cover and mountain hazards. This information is intended to enable enjoyment of the winter mountains with knowledge and safety and to aid decision making and route choice for those planning to visit Scotland’s hills and mountains.
During the current situation with Covid-19 we would encourage all those going outdoors to be mindful of unintended consequences of their actions and the potential impact on medical and rescue personnel. Consider your objectives carefully in relation to current conditions and BE SAFE!
For further information regarding Covid-19 please follow the information provided byÂ Mountaineering ScotlandÂ Â theÂ British Mountaineering CouncilÂ Â and the Â UK GovernmentÂ in respect of understanding your health andÂ potentialÂ impact on others. Â
With grateful thanks the SAIS team.
After and slight overnight frost at all levels it was dry and clear with lovely views, very light Easterly winds but only at summit level otherwise quite still and calm.
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20th March 2020 5:37 pm
Just a question on the general snow depth compared with the snowy winter of 2015 ? Is the current snow anywhere near to the huge depths we encountered then ?
20th March 2020 5:58 pm
Generally the overall cover for this winter is below that of 2015 but currently we have depths of over 3 metres in places. In very sheltered place like deep sides gullies much greater than that.
Best, Glen Coe – SAIS team.