Avalanche Information for the Scottish Mountains

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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: 25/02/2020

Glencoe

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: 25/02/2020

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: 25/02/2020

Northern Cairngorms

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: 25/02/2020

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: 25/02/2020

Torridon

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: 25/02/2020

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General Information

We publish daily reports of observed and forecast, avalanche, snow, and mountain conditions at the 6 most popular areas of Scotland during the season.

You can find out more about Avalanches or, about Forecasts or, about the SAIS by clicking on the relevant index link on this page.

We keep an archive of all forecasts since 1993 which is browse-able and download-able.

Reporting an avalanche, especially if witnessed,  provides valuable stability information which can be used to help all mountain users with their decision making process and, which also provides essential data for avalanche research. We encourage anyone who sees an avalanche to help the SAIS by Reporting an Avalanche using our on-line form.

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