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, 28 October 2014
MORE RAIN, MORE WIND
It rained for three days solid and the wind blewfor three days solid in Kintail over the weekend and into Monday. Kath and Louis's Munro tally for this trip unfortunately has halted at one on Saturday. With the high winds and constant heavy rain we 'escaped' the deluge and headed east to Loch Ness today. After another coffee shop detour while deciding what to do we eventually got out into drier conditions and had a nice few hours walking on the Great Glen Way from Invermorriston. We took the newly constructed higher level route which is really nice and some great views of Loch Ness, much nicer than the plod through constant conifer trees on the original route. Water levels and burns still flowing high, we hit the rain again at Cluanie on our way back to Shiel Bridge, looked like it hadn't abated here all day. Hope on the horizon- looking like a nice sunny, coler day tomorrow and freezing levels lowering with frosts. Bring on winter - no more warm, wet and windy please!