17th February 2021
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service issues information to support permitted activity under current Scottish Government guidance.
Please be aware of current mandatory travel restrictions inÂ Local AuthorityÂ areas within Scotland and respect local communities by referring toÂ Scottish Government guidanceÂ and safe route choices for exercise. For further guidance please refer to the following information forÂ hillwalkers and climbersÂ andÂ snowsports on ski and board.
This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
Today was another windy day with strong South-South-West winds, after a warmer period the freezing level dropped and the snowÂ surface later refroze. There was significant drifting of the new snow that fell this morning. Avalanche debris was observed in Coire an t-Sneachda on a Westerly aspect. This will have triggered on the persistent weak layer at depth in the snowpack. Â Further avalanche activity is likely at this same weak layer as the temperature rises with heavy rain tomorrow.
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