Firm and icy

15th March 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 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 day of milder temperatures than of late but still feeling cool in the North-Westerly winds.  Old windslab accumulations have become firm, but helpful and grippy when traveling by ski.  Large   expanses of very hard snow ice remain above 900 metres.  This was especially notable on steep slopes where loosing a ski edge or a slip would be of serious consequence.

Away from the hard icy snowpack, accumulations of firm windslab made travel by ski a bit more relaxing.

The Northern Corries

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