Surprisingly clear.

17th February 2021

Covid -19

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service issues information to support permitted activity under current Scottish Government guidance.

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

After some initial rain and hill cloud it cleared, allowing some decent views today.  Much firmer underfoot above 800 metres heavy going below this level. Some avalanche debris was spotted, likely to have happened in the last couple of days.


Looking towards Carn an Tuirc. A much patchier snow cover but still good cover around the tops with very deep accumulation in places.


There have been a few avalanches during this period of thaw. A distant view to Glas Maol, this avalanche to the right of the walkers path. Other smaller ones were noted.

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