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, 14 August 2014
A reasonable weather forecast and a fit group this trip so today we took the high level alternative to the standard Bovine Route, The Fenetre Arppette Col route. At 2665m it is the highest col on the TMB but it is also one of the toughest days with steep ground and bouldery terrain. There are fabulous views all day with a feeling of wild terrain and not many folk around, just a fraction of TMB'ers walk this section. The Trient side of the col is even more spectacular with close up views of the Trient Glacier. It was a chilly day high up but good sunny spells.