Mild wet and windy.

20th 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.
Zero degrees on the summit of Cairngorm for most of the day.   Gale force winds from the South with drizzle which turned to persistent rain through the afternoon.  Currently the snowpack is soft and thawing at all levels, and travel by ski is still the easiest option above 650 metres.

The brightest part of the day was during the early morning, but it was still stormy in the Cairngorms

Deep soft snowfields at 900m

Great snow loss below 600 metres becoming patchy above 700m.

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