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, 25 April 2017
A SHORT ARCTIC BLAST
Sun and snow showers
CraigellachieNature Reserve under snow
The Highlands have had a couple of days of Northerly winds, bringing snow down to low levels. It's not unusual to get snow on the hills at this time of year but down to sea level is a bit strange. We have had some sun between the showers so it's felt reasonably warm and of course the snow melts rapidly. No need to panic, Spring will resume shortly! The wildlife will have a tough time of it. Hopefully the mild weather coming across Scotland tomorrow will be enough for a quick recovery. I had a wander up Craigellachie this afternoon. On minute it was sunny and warm, within a short space of time I was blasted with snow. I think we had more snow lying in Aviemore the last two days than the whole of January!