Heavy snowfall and gale force winds.

4th February 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. For further guidance please refer to the following information for hillwalkers and climbers and snowsports on ski and board.
This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
We’ve now had two days of heavy snowfall with more to come. There is deep unstable snow down to the Glens with a large cornice collapse noted at 550 metres today. Tracks and footpaths have been covered by deep snow in some locations with other areas threatened by loaded slopes above.
Roads are likely to be difficult, high routes are already closed.

Expect any  travel to be slow. In some places tracks or footpaths are completely covered by snow. Caution is needed, even at lower levels.

 

Snowfall and drifting to low levels is making safe travel decisions difficult.

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