/ NW conditions
From what I've seen (Torridon area) the slopes are generally quite safe as there isn't a great deal of snow, however there was evidence of a slabby crust on some of the snow so localised areas (some easy gullies) might pose some risk. I don't think gullies would be great just now anyway. There isn't neve in the easier gullies while the ice isn't good or complete enough yet in the harder gullies.
North Gully on Sgor Ruadh was full of the hardest windslab I've seen on Sunday. We managed to stay on the turf and rock at the edge to access Tango in the Night safely but I wouldn't have wanted to be out on an open slope on that stuff.
Because of the changing winds the distribution of windslab is very unpredictable and there is highly localised heavy loading.
Also, North Gully was only just complete.
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