Colder with some new snow

10th March 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.
The old snow has re-frozen and is bone hard on upper slopes. This presents a major hazard in the event of an uncontrolled slip or fall with potentially seriously dire consequences.
Stormy conditions for tomorrow with very strong winds and frequent snow showers, Areas of unstable windslab will form in sheltered gullies and on steep scarp slopes, these areas are not expected to be deep or extensive but bonding to the underlying old snow will be poor. A degree of uncertainty exists over quantities of new snow so be prepared to modify your plans accordingly.

Coire na Tulaich headwall, Buachaille Etive Mor.

Meall a Bhuiridh left, plenty of snow generally remains on the hill with loads on the upper slopes.

Coire na Tulaich, Buachaille Etive Mor.

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