Calm, clear and sunny.

15th 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.

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

It was a lovely spring day, calm, clear and sunny. Very light South-Easterly winds over the higher summits otherwise generally very still. The freezing level was above the summits. Last night the snowpack refroze and was icy and stable early this morning. Through the day the surface layers softened but stability remained generally good in most places. Some minor localised surface instabilities developed during the afternoon on steeper slopes exposed to the sunshine mainly on North through East to South-East aspects. The avalanche hazard is Low.

Buachaille Etive Mor.

Glide cracks on North-Easterly aspect around 870 metres.

From Meall a’ Bhuiridh the summit of Stob Dearg on the left with the Nevis hills in the distance.

From Meall a’ Bhuiridh looking down the southerly aspect then across to the easterly slopes of Clach Leathad 1099 metres.

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