Avalanche Information for the Scottish Mountains

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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.
 
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Creag Meagaidh

Considerable - Natural avalanches may occur, in some cases large, in isolated cases very large are possible. A single person load is likely to trigger an avalanche on some steep slopes. Good hazard evaluation, visibility and route selection important especially in steep locations as indicated. Careful group management and good spacing is vital. Use mountain features (ridges and scoured slopes etc) to travel safely.

Published: 17/01/2021

Glencoe

Considerable - Natural avalanches may occur, in some cases large, in isolated cases very large are possible. A single person load is likely to trigger an avalanche on some steep slopes. Good hazard evaluation, visibility and route selection important especially in steep locations as indicated. Careful group management and good spacing is vital. Use mountain features (ridges and scoured slopes etc) to travel safely.

Published: 17/01/2021

Lochaber

Considerable - Natural avalanches may occur, in some cases large, in isolated cases very large are possible. A single person load is likely to trigger an avalanche on some steep slopes. Good hazard evaluation, visibility and route selection important especially in steep locations as indicated. Careful group management and good spacing is vital. Use mountain features (ridges and scoured slopes etc) to travel safely.

Published: 17/01/2021

Northern Cairngorms

Low - Human triggered avalanches are generally only possible from high additional loads (e.g. multiple people) in isolated areas of very steep, extreme terrain. Only small and medium size natural avalanches possible. Generally safer travel conditions.

Published: 17/01/2021

Southern Cairngorms

Moderate - Human triggered avalanches are possible, good visibility and route selection important especially in steep locations as indicated. Careful group management and good spacing will reduce loading on slopes. Use mountain features (ridges and scoured slopes etc) to travel safely.

Published: 17/01/2021

Torridon

Moderate - Human triggered avalanches are possible, good visibility and route selection important especially in steep locations as indicated. Careful group management and good spacing will reduce loading on slopes. Use mountain features (ridges and scoured slopes etc) to travel safely.

Published: 17/01/2021

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