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.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Lots of Anenome
Rio del Bosque
The sun was hot, the skies were blue, the wind was non existant. Is this really Patagonia? Hard to believe this spell of weather we are enjoying in the Los Glaciers National Park. Final preparations for the start of our Teams big adventure on the Patagonian Icecap which we begin tomorrow. Today was such a stunning day I had to get out for a walk. Of the many beautiful and really easy walks from El Chalten is the trek that head up to Lago de Los Tres. This trail head up through beautiful Aracunia forest and all the way up to the Glaciers below the west face of Fitzroy. A classic view guaranteed today. Along the way I spent over half an hour in closed company with 4 Megellanic Woodpeckers. These beautiful colours birds are all over the forest in the area. An absolute delight.Many other birds observed today, all on the proper camera so you'll just have to wait for the photos. Final packing for the team tonight then a final supper before our journey into the world of ice and no phone signals. If you want to follow our progress to climb Patagonias third highest summit (Cerro Mariano Moreno) we have a live tracker which will post our progress every 30 minutes. Link to access this is on a recent blog post.