Grey and cool

6th March 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.
The snowpack remains firm at all levels, and is a little bit forgiving if you traveling by ski due to a thin skiff of snow.  A change in the weather than of late, cloudy grey conditions with a fresh Westerly breeze.
Travel on foot is made easy by the firm snowpack, boulder fields are straightforward to cross, paths below 800m, are mostly clear but icy in places.  Remember to take your crampons and axe, steep slopes are very firm and icy with serious run out potential.

The descent road is clear of snow but still very icy if your descending by bike!

Looking across some two week old avalanche debris towards Aladdin’s Buttress.

The walk into Sneachda, above 850m.

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