Freezing cold temperatures
7th April 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.
Another very cold but mostly dry day. Â The old snowpack is extremely firm and icy and is most widespread on all aspects and plateau areas above 950 metres. Â Localised unstable windslab has accumulated around the top of some of these slopes. Â In these areas a small avalanche could be triggered; this could potentially lead to a serious outcome of being carried down a steep icy slope below. Â See the latest avalanche forecast for more information.
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