Icy underfoot.

11th April 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.
There was a dusting of snow on the hills this morning, some of it blowing around late morning but otherwise a cold and pleasant day. Old snow is very firm, often icy and as its  patchy, slips can have severe consequences.
Despite the freezing level lifting to around 900 metres tomorrow (Monday) it looks like Winter will be around for a couple of days yet.

Despite blowing snow around at 1000 metres recently formed deposits were not deep.

 

Corrie Fionn. The old snow is rock hard, often disguised with a thin layer of new snow.

 

 

Ptarmigan basking in the sunshine. After a very cold start to the day this afternoon felt much warmer than the morning.

 

Becoming cloudy over the Cairngorms, Cairntoul, Braeriach and Ben McDui. Great views for most of today but some showers developed late afternoon.

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