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.
Friday, 25 April 2014
Return clients Patrick, Lee, Hamish, Neil, James, Phil, Jon & Nick are out again with me for two days of hill fun. The guys enjoyed winter conditions exactly the same weekend last year and were keen on an overnight snow hole this time round. Well that was an exceptional year and it is actually Spring now! So our fist day we headed further west in the hope of some brighter conditions and went up Creag Meagaidh. Good visibility in the morning but as the day went on the cloud descended to below 800m. Some careful navigating still required on Meagaidh's plateau with large areas of snow still hanging on. The guys were keen for more so we continued over the Munro's of Stob Poite Coire Ardai & Carn Liath. No rain and not a soul seen all day. All great banter as always.