Based in Aviemore, The Cairngorms, Highlands of Scotland.
Gary Hodgson runs Tarmachan Mountaineering, providing instruction and guided walking all year round. This is my regularly updated blog including the latest snow conditions in winter.
Sunday, 18 November 2012
WINTER RETURNS TO THE CAIRNGORMS
After a wet, mild and windy spell mid week it was a welcome change and back to winter conditions this weekend. Karen and I had a trip round The Northern Corries today. It had been below freezing in Aviemore last night and on the hill there was a strong westerly with a windchill but a lovely dry and bright day so all is well. We headed up 'Windy Ridge' and had a cuppa in the Ptarmgan Restaurant. After all the years of wandering and climbing in The Cairngorms it was my first time in the cafe-cum-outdoor gear shop-cum train termanus, nice soup and scone too. The views after luch were fab, especially on Cairn Lochan. We only saw a couple of climbers all day, I would guess the coditions on some of the routes would have been superb today. Back to high winds tomorrow and forecast snow n the tops again but it will be milder in the SW's.