Highlands & Islands

Warnings over raised avalanche risk in Scotland's hills

Avalanche forecasters have warned of a high risk of snow slides in Lochaber and Glecoe.

Danger levels in Creag Meagaidh, Southern and Northern Cairngorms have been rated as considerable.

The Sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS), which provides the forecasts, has reported four slides in the past 48 hours.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has alerted its members to the danger levels.

More than 60 avalanches have been recorded so far during the SAIS's latest season.

From December until about early spring, it provides forecasts for Creag Meagaidh, Glencoe, Lochaber, Northern Cairngorms and Southern Cairngorms.

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