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20th March 2020

Covid-19 – SAIS general advice regarding mountain activities.
In its daily blogs SAIS forecasters illustrate the mountain landscape with the objective of providing information regarding snow cover and mountain hazards. This information is intended to enable enjoyment of the winter mountains with knowledge and safety and aid decision making and route choice for those planning to visit Scotland’s hills and mountains.
During the current situation with Covid-19 we would encourage all those going outdoors to be mindful of unintended consequences of their actions and the potential impact on medical and rescue personnel. Consider your objectives carefully in relation to current conditions and BE SAFE!
For further information regarding Covid-19 please follow the information provided by Mountaineering Scotland  the British Mountaineering Council  and the  UK Government in respect of understanding your health and potential impact on others.
With grateful thanks the SAIS team.
Wonderful Alpine views today. Today we went on a tour  West of Glenshee ski Centre.

Carn nan Sac, East aspects.

 

Westerly aspects holding less. Patchy on lower plateau’s.

 

Great view from Carn Beinnein to Glas Tuichaichean. Options for both skiing off piste or walking are good.

 

Recent cornice collapse. Some surface instabilities on sun affected aspects were noted.

 

Many ski tourers out today. Met this guy enjoying the day with many different descents in the area.

 

Skiing down an Easterly aspect. Snow starts getting patchy around 700 metres.

 

For skiers it’s all about route selection, inevitably there will be some walking at times.

 

This gully was a popular choice for skiers in Corrie Dhirich.

 

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