A new month and we are still very much in winter conditions on the mountains in Scotland. The last couple of days it has been snowing off and on with high winds. Here in the west we haven't seen the amounts of snowfall that the Cairngorms received. I took a wander up Sgurr a' Mhaim in The Mamores today, it was a lovely day with good spells of sunshine, light winds and just the odd light snow shower. The NW slopes were well wind blown and scoured and all the old snowpack is frozen solid which gave excellent cramponing to the summit. Next few days look good, Friday especially good with plenty sun and lght winds, care with route choice as avalanche forecast is high on certain aspects and certain areas. Look before you walk!