Cold, dry and calm…

20th January 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.

This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.

It was freezing at all levels early this morning then freezing level rising to around 300 metres during the day. It has been dry, cold and calm with light Easterly winds. The snowpack is slowly consolidating. However, areas of moderately bonded windslab remain in sheltered locations mainly on North-West through North to South-East aspects above 800 metres. Fragile cornices also exist above similar aspects. Slopes at lower elevations are generally stable. The avalanche hazard is Moderate. New snow arriving tomorrow will increase the avalanche hazard.

Southerly aspect of the Aonach Eagach Ridge.

Meall a’ Bhuirdh on the left and Sron na Creise on the right.

Buachaille Etive Mor with Aonach Eagach distance centre.

Stob Coire nan Lochan.

Areas of drifted accumulations on Northerly aspects.

 

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