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, 20 December 2014
WINTER SOLSTICE, ALMOST, ON MEALL A' BHUACHAILLE
Officially the 21st Of December is the Winter Solstice but the afternoon/early evening light we had yesterday on Meall a' Bhuachaille will do for me! After a showery morning Karen, John & I had a liesurly 11.30am start up onto Meall a' Bhuachaille. Its a nice wee hill with fab views of The Cairngorms and only a short day so its perfect if you want that lazy start to a hill day. Fresh snow down to all levels again but unlike last week the going was much, much easier now there is a well trodden trench through the soft snow. Higher up the tops have been windblown but no crampons required today. The great thing about starting so late meant were walking into beautiful sunset views all the way back down. Wet and warm tomorrow but colder and more snow Monday onwards and a white Christmas looking likely in Aviemore and The Cairngorms!