Blue Sky & Sunshine

21st March 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.
We were treated to blue sky, sunshine and light winds this morning, increasing slightly to become moderate during the afternoon. The freezing level dipped overnight leaving the patchy snow very firm this morning. Conditions softened on sun warmed slopes but remained firmer on the shady North aspects. It’s a dry forecast for tomorrow with the freezing level above the summits so the slow thaw will continue, especially at lower elevations.

Patchy snow cover. Cairn of Claise (1064m)


Very little snow remaining on the East aspect of The Cairnwell (930m).


The highest mountains in the main Cairngorm group are still holding onto large areas of snow.

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