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.
Sunday, 31 January 2016
HARD WINTERS DAY ON BRAERIACH
Peter was out with me today to complete his winter ascents of all the big Cairngorm Munros. The one he had left to bag was Braeriach. We set off from Coylumbridge and up a snowy Glen Einich. It was hard going all the way. Above 800m the hills are windswept leaving superb neve and water ice, the best cramponing I have had all winter! It was a tough 6 hours to the summit. The descent into the Lairig Ghru was even tougher. BIGGGG drifts in the lairig and we walked out (ploughed out) in darkness. A superb effort by Peter and a big eleven and half hour day. Good day out!