Highlands & Islands

Peak season: Winter in Scotland's mountains

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service has come to the end of its first week of its latest season assessing for the hazard in Scotland's highest mountains.

Every winter, the service (SAIS) provides reports for Lochaber, Glen Coe, Northern Cairngorms, Southern Cairngorms, Torridon and Creag Meagaidh.

And, as images taken by the various SAIS teams show, conditions have been changing quickly in the hills.

Image copyright SAIS Southern Cairngorms
Image caption SAIS Southern Cairngorms team dog on 20 December
Image copyright SAIS Lochaber
Image caption Coire na Ciste, Ben Nevis, on 20 December
Image copyright SAIS Lochaber
Image caption Coire na Ciste on 21 December
Image copyright SAIS Creag Meagaidh
Image caption Coire a Chriochairein on 20 December
Image copyright SAIS Creag Meagaidh
Image caption Coire a Chriochairein on 21 December
Image copyright SAIS Torridon
Image caption A pink sky over the Achnashellach hills from Torridon
Image copyright SAIS Torridon
Image caption A dusting of snow on Liathach on 21 December
Image copyright SAIS Southern Cairngorms
Image caption A snow fence in the Southern Cairngorms
Image copyright SAIS Northern Cairngorms
Image caption Coire an t' Sneachda in the Northern Cairngorms
Image copyright SAIS Glencoe
Image caption Buachaille Etive Mor on the left, looking down toward Glen Coe in a picture taken by SAIS Glencoe on 22 December
Image copyright SAIS Southern Cairngorms
Image caption Looking down Glenshee on 22 December

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