The sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) publishes daily forecasts of the avalanche, snow, and climbing conditions at 5 climbing areas of Scotland during the season.
This Safety Advice could stop an Avalanche!
Avalanches can happen wherever there is snow lying on ground at a sufficient angle. Accidents in recent years in most Scottish mountain areas as well as the English lakes, the Cheviots, the Pennines and Wales, demonstrate the truth of this in the UK context The vastly increased popularity of winter climbing and hill-walking, along with the growth of interest in ski touring and off-piste skiing, means that greater numbers are at hazard. Sadly, each year adds to the list of injuries or fatalities. Many of these accidents would have been avoidable, given greater care or knowledge, or if the victims had even paused to consider that avalanche hazard might be present. Click here for detailed Avalanche Safety Advice
This leaflet can be obtained by sending an SAE to Heather Morning or Mark Diggins at Glenmore Lodge, by Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1QU or it can be downloaded here.