Icy snowpack ::: crampons advisable ….

4th March 2021

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The Scottish Avalanche Information Service issues information to support permitted activity under current Scottish Government guidance.

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

The freezing level was around 500 metres today. Overnight, a dusting of new snow fell mainly above 800 metres. It was a dry day, winds were very light from the North-Easterly direction. New snow amounts were only a dusting over the higher summits and not significant. The snowpack remains consolidated, well bonded and stable in all locations. The snowpack surface is very firm and icy to lower elevations and crampons advisable. The avalanche hazard is Low.

From the slopes on Meall a’ Bhuiridh with summit of Stob Dearg of Buachaille Etive Mor seen on the left side with the Mamores in the distance.

Sron na Creise 1100m.

Looking at Stob Coire nam Beith 1107m

The Aonach Eagach Ridge.

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