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.
Thursday, 21 December 2017
WINTER SOLSTICE WITHOUT SNOW
Sgor Gaoithe summit
Best of the snow
Navigation all day
Final day with Tom & Alice. On a list of 'winter skills' Winter Navigation is right up there at the top of the vital skills to aquire. The Glen Feshie hills are perfect terrain to hone your map and compass knowledge. Unfortunately the snow was absent from the mountains today. Of course the skills are exactly the same in summer and winter. The big differences are lack of features on the ground , working with big gloves and the cold. The guys did a grand job, they navigated all day and we're spot on. We had cloud down to 800m all day and the freezing levels was just above the summits.