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, 24 March 2013
STORMS EASING AND WALKING EASIER!
After a couple of days of very stormy, snowy and high windchill conditions it was quite a pleasant day to be out on the hill. Karen and I had a wander up to Meall a' Buachaille. Being under 900m and islolated from the main Cairngorm range it makes a nice half a days walk. The winds on the summit were only around 40mph and on the way up hardly a breeze. There are still weaknesses deep in the snowpack and it's very variable on many aspects, good route planning still required in the continuing cold temperatures.
Off to Skye for 3 days tomorrow. The North West looking the place to be for sunshine and snow. Winds slowly easing as the week progresses.