7th 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.
Snowfall continued for the duration of the day once again. Wind transport of the snow continues with some deeper drifts on wind sheltered (lee) slopes of a South-West to North-West aspect above 500 metres. North aspects have firm windslab which has consolidated slightly, but still sport some isolated accumulations due to cross loading.
Weaknesses persist in the existing snowpack and are being overloaded as more windslab develops. As such, a delicate avalanche situation continues to prevail above 700 metres where windslab is much more widespread.
Above 500 metres the avalanche hazard is ‘Considerable’. The full report for the Northern Cairngorms is here at https://www.sais.gov.uk/northern-cairngorms/
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