16th 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.
Most people reading this blog will already know about potential restrictions to both Glen Muick and the Linn of Dee. Basically if you are heading to Lochnagar or Ben McDui I’d suggest you arrive at the car parks early.
This info from Walkhighlands –
Although the high pressure continues to dominate the weather, thin cloud cover did build later in the day taking a bit of heat out the sun. Despite it remaining cold overnight much of the snowpack is starting to soften slightly but shaded Northerly aspects remain firm and icy.


Lochnagar with the Red Spout and the main South Corrie.


The main Corrie. The Black Spout, both Right and Left had routes are still complete with very firm snow.


Lochnagar Summit with the icefalls of Corrie Na Saobhaidhe (False Corrie) down right.



Comments on this post

  • gary flynn
    16th April 2021 7:46 pm

    paul and or sam

    corrie na saobhaidhe means “corrie of the fox”

    id never heard it called the false corrie until my meeting with BMRT

    just sayin ” ha ha

    • scairngormsadmin
      17th April 2021 4:27 pm

      I understand it was nicknamed the False Corrie by mountaineers as it wasn’t uncommon to end up in there instead of the main Corrie when coming from the Gelder in bad weather! Good to see you’re still reading the blogs!

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