The Scottish Avalanche Information Service is seeking feedback from users to establish how it can improve its offering to those heading out to climb on the hills in the Scottish winter.
People who have been heading out with a climbing rope
during the snowy weather - which was some of the most severe in decades - have been asked to complete an online survey so the service can develop before the snows arrive again.
Details sought include how often people use the service, how large they perceive the risk to be, their own personal experiences of avalanches and the areas that they frequent.
It also contains a box where people can suggest improvements to the service, which currently operates in five vicinities across Scotland.
Although the risk of avalanche disappears when the warmer weather arrives, many of the higher mountains such as the Cairngorms hold snow well into the summer, with some patches persisting throughout the year.
Posted by Brandon Egley