Avalanche Information for the Scottish Mountains

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Creag Meagaidh

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: 13/12/2019

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: 13/12/2019

Lochaber

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: 13/12/2019

Northern 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: 13/12/2019

Southern 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: 13/12/2019

Torridon

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: 13/12/2019

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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.

Please feel free to send us your Comments or Questions.

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