Cold firm and icy

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 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 by Mountaineering Scotland  the British Mountaineering Council  and the  UK Government in respect of understanding your health and potential impact on others.
With grateful thanks the SAIS team
In general the Cairngorms have good snow cover.  Soft windslab remains present around some of the coire rims but lurking beneath are firm icy slopes with potentially serious run outs below… no room for a mistake!
This will continue for as long as it remains cold.

Morning light on the Cairngorms and Loch Morlich

Firm icy conditions – Coire an Lochain

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