Snow loss…

19th December 2020


The Scottish Avalanche Information Service would recommend that those wishing to enjoy the winter mountains refer to Mountaineering Scotland and Scottish Government advice regarding Covid-19 and outdoor activities.

Mild temperatures and heavy precipitation yesterday have resulted in significant snow loss  – Even Lochnagar has been stripped right back. The ground is sodden and the burns are running high and fast. There is very little snow below 1000 metres with the largest areas being found on the 1000-1200 metre mountains. Don’t despair though – the freezing level is lowering and cooler conditions have been forecast for the coming week with some precipitation in the mix. Just be aware that the remaining patches are likely to become firm and icy during the next period, as the freezing level lowers to 800 metres.

Carn an Tuirc, 1019m. Limited snow patches

The burns are running high and fast…

Glenshee Ski Centre working hard making snow…

Hi Viz Dog working on his ‘Finding’ skills – smelly glove buried in the snow receiving his full attention!

Today’s litter collection included a plastic sledge lying at 890m.


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