Avalanche Information for the Scottish Mountains

18.4.22. Daily avalanche forecasts have ended for the 2021/22 winter season.

Snowpack conditions will continue to be monitored. General advice is as follows: Snowpack stability will generally be good in all areas with spring conditions, a slowly diminishing cover and a low hazard. Some surface instabilities and sloughing are possible on steep sun affected slopes. Any remaining old snow slopes and patches will continue to present a slipping and falling hazard as any cold temperatures will maintain firm and icy conditions. We would recommend that when venturing into the hills and mountains, weather forecasts should be referred to prior to excursions, and visual observations of conditions should be carried out during any trip. This information is important when making good plans and allowing for flexible decision making. Snow cover persists in all mountain areas mostly above 900m, sometimes extensive at summit levels, notably in the Northern Cairngorms and Ben Nevis areas. In places, cornice remnants may continue to be an unpredictable hazard with collapse threatening slopes below in the warm spring conditions. We would like to thank you for your support over the winter and wish you an enjoyable summer. With thanks from the SAIS forecaster team.

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