Anyone heading for the Scottish mountains should consult the avalanche reports

Anyone heading for the Scottish mountains should consult the avalanche reports

It’s officially winter in the Scottish Highlands with the arrival of avalanche reports from today.

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service is beginning its vital online forecasts for six areas.

Anyone heading for the hills should check the SAIS reports which will give an assessment of the risk of avalanche in Lochaber, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh, the southern Cairngorms, northern Cairngorms and Torridon.

Outdoor enthusiasts can also report avalanche sightings. There have already been four reported this winter, the earliest on 15 November and the most recent about noon today on Sròn a’ Ghoire on Creag Meagaidh, where avalanche risk on certain steep slopes are moderate.

Elsewhere, in mild weather, avalanche risk is currently low.

The service will run throughout the winter and can be accessed via the SAIS website.

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