Bitterly cold and sunny

10th February 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. For further guidance please refer to the following information for hillwalkers and climbers and snowsports on ski and board.
This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
A clear sunny day with bitterly cold temperatures.  Lows of minus 11 C on the summit of Cairngorm and minus 12 C at glen levels.
Currently one of the main issues is that weak layers persist at depth within the snowpack, but these are mostly protected and bridged by hard windslab.
Skiers and climbers can trigger this layer where the hard slab becomes thinner especially at the top of convexities.
See Northern Cairngorms avalanche report for more details.


Good clear conditions; views looking towards the Northern Corries and Lurchers gully

A cold and snowy landscape; Coire an t- Sneachda

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