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.
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Lydia conquering the wind
Ice in places
Coire an t-sneachda
Lydia on a quiet Ben Macdui
Coire an Lochain
Another strong winds day and cold but with the winds only around 40mph on the tops it felt more pleasant. Only the odd snow shower but still plenty of windblown snow flying around and getting deposited on NE/E aspects. Lydia wanted to bag Ben Macdui today to add to her Munro tally. We made a circuit of it going up via the Fiacaill Coire Cas and descending down Lurchers. There is plenty of water ice around but much of this can be avoided, some deep drifts too, the tops and ridges mainly wind swept. Anyone after some facial therapy for Christmas then head to The Cairngorms. Looks like stormy weather right through to the holiday period and plenty more snowfall too.