Cool icy and windy

21st 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
A day of strong South-Easterly winds.  Little change within the snowpack which remains icy and firm in many places with potentially serious run outs below.   Skittery conditions for those skinning up the hill and although icy a breakable crust persists in many areas if your on foot.

Panorama of Coire an t-Sneachda

Old avalanche crown wall on the Cas Head Wall.

Spindrift in the blustery S winds.

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