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.
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Despite the now shorter daylight hours you can still get a great 9 hour hill day and enjoy the magnificent colours of Autumn on the hills. Karen and I headed up to the solitary Munro of Carn a' Chlamain which enjoys a remote setting to the east of Blair Atholl where we started our walk. One of the joys of this hill is the beautiful walk up Glen Tilt on the approach. Autumn colours splendid and it's a good, easy track so a bike would make it quicker but then again you miss all the wildlife that we saw today. We enjoyed a dry conditions and some atmospheric cloud/sun. Quite a warm day again but it was cooler on the way down. The only thing that detracts from this wonderful hill is the ugly bulldozed estate track virtualy all the way to the summit. We met three bikers on the top, if you guys are reading this I think you dropped something off your bike on your way off the hill -give me a shout and I can post it on. First day this season that we had the torches out on the last half hour down. Snows on the way next few days with colder temperatures at last. Winter is coming.