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.
Thursday, 20 June 2013
BRAERIACH - CAIRN TOUL
Day three with Kath & Louis, a big day on Braeriach, Sgor an Lochan Uaine and Cairn Toul. The weather was overcast and we had an hour or so of light rain just before Braeriach's summit but they were still keen to carry on along the plateau. Cloud son broke and we enjoyed good views for much of the afternoon. There is no 'easy' way back to Strath Spey from Cairn Toul, continuing down to the Lairig Ghru isn't my choice, much nicer to traverse back and a descent to Loch Einich. Highlight of the day was a herd of reindeer and their young grazing away on the ' Alpine meadow' over 1000m below the Einich Cairn top.