Sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) in conjunction with The City of Edinburgh Council and The Pentland Hills Ranger Service have issued the following Avalanche Hazard Report for Monday 6th December 2010.
All hills in the Edinburgh area (including Pentland Hills, The Lammermuirs, The Moorfoots, The Lomond Hills and The Bathgate Hills).
Heavy snowfall has affected the area on all aspects and at all levels, 10-15cm is expected on the surrounding hills and 5-6 cms at low levels, but greater amounts may be present locally.
Current Snow Stability and Avalanche Hazard
Snowfall has accumulated at a significant rate and has fallen onto an already deep, weakly bonded snowpack that exists on all aspects, especially above 200 metres.
Caerketton Hill in the Pentlands showing some avalanche activity
The snowfall is due to diminish late in the afternoon but it is recommended that a good period of time is given to allow the snowpack to stabilise after the current snowfall period, 24 hrs is a recommended guide.
Please feel free to circulate this report as appropriate.