Highlands & Islands

SAIS sets date for daily avalanche information reports

SAIS forecaster and dog in snow Image copyright SAIS Northern Cairngorms
Image caption An SAIS Northern Cairngorms team member and his dog take a break in snow during the winter of 2013-14

Daily avalanche information reports for some of Scotland's most popular areas for hillwalkers and climbers will start in about four weeks' time.

The Sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) said the reporting would start on 17 December.

SAIS has been providing the service for several years.

It assesses avalanche hazard in six areas - Lochaber, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh, Southern Cairngorms , Northern Cairngorms and Torridon.

The reports are usually issued until mid-April.

Members of the service also regularly blog on conditions in the hills and mountains in these areas.

Image copyright SAIS Lochaber
Image caption A lump of fallen cornice, or snow ledge, in Lochaber also in the winter of 2013-14

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