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.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
HAUTE ROUTE, DAY 2 FENETRE ARPPETTE
The Trient Glacier
Arppette Valley from the Fenetre
The Fenetre Arppette
Above the Trient Valley
Second day out on the Haute Route and a tougher day but spectacular. The Fenetre Arppette is a high col with steep approach and descent. The trail is roughly than most others, Scottish rocky type path with a few boulders thrown in. There was more cloud around today but it made it quite spectacular. Lots of Marmotts on the Arppette side of the mountain. The team did well, 8 hours up and down including marmott and ibex spotting.