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, 26 September 2015
Agueda & Espen are up for two days of walking in the Lochaber region. Novices to the Scottish hills but with bags of enthusiasm and fitness levels. We kicked off in fine style on Ben Nevis. I 'persuaded' them that the Pony Track (Mountain Path) would be a bit dreary for them and they were fired up with a scramble on the north face, Ledge Route. We hardly saw a soul all the way up. The cloud lifted to above the tops and we had cracking views. It was quite warm lower down the mountain but into single digit figures up high. The couple from Norway & Argentina living in Glasgow absolutely relished the easy scrambling and brilliant views. We had to mingle with many, many folk on the summit were there was several challenge events. But we whizzed past thousands of folk on the way down and soon enjoyed peace and quiet on the route back down to the North Face car park. The day was finished off nicely with a slap up meal and a few beers in the Ben Nevis Inn. Top day