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.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
CMD ARETE & BEN NEVIS IN SUN & SNOW
A stunningly beautiful clear skies morning in The Highlands. Low overnight temperatures so cold and clear and hardly a breeze. The guys were up for the best walking route onto Ben Nevis - via the Carn Mor Dearg Arête. There was snow from around 1000m and in places a fair few cm's. Steve and Chris were in at the deep end again- a quick run down on axe technique along narrow ridges and they were loving it. We caught up with a guy pushing/carrying a mountain bike along the arete., thats a first for me! The summit was deserted and we savoured the beautiful sunset on the decent. The guys were round in a fast 8.5 hours. It was a memorable day. I'm excited about winter!