Melt-Freeze Cycle

10th January 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.

This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.

The freezing level is due to rise up and over all summits tomorrow morning before nose diving back down to 500 metres in the afternoon. There isn’t a great deal of precipitation due during the milder period therefore we’re not expecting this thaw to be devastating. Underfoot conditions will hopefully improve, allowing for faster, less strenuous travel through the mountains.

Visibility was very poor today on Glas Maol, therefore the photo offering is as poor as the view was…!

Snowy conditions on the East aspect of Glas Maol.   Dubh Dog for definition – No viz!

Good cover on Glas Maol plateau at 1050m



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