5th 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.
Today was bitterly cold with snow showers throughout the day. Winds were very strong North Westerly. Fresh snow was drifting in the strong winds causing localised windslab accumulations to develop in steep wind sheltered locations, gully tops and coire rims are most affected. Existing instabilities will persist and further instabilities will develop as snow showers continue with very cold temperatures. East through South to South-West aspects above 950 metres will be most affected. Elsewhere the snowpack will remain firm and stable.
Snow build up on the sheltered side of rocks. An indication that although fresh snow amounts may seem limited accumulations are building in wind sheltered areas.
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