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.
Saturday, 27 December 2014
FIONN BHEINN, NW HIGHLAND MAGIC
Off up to the magical NW Highlands and the Torridon/Strathcarron area. Karen and I had a lateish start up Fionn Bheinn, 12.40pm to be precise! Jumping off at Achnasheen train station and straight off up the hill. This solitary Munro is actually grouped with The Fannaichs but its a long descent to Loch Fannich if you'd ever contemplate doing all of these hills in one go, especially in winter! Its a straightforward route to the summit of Fionn Bheinn and I've only ever been up this hill in summer so it was great to walk it again after 10 years and in full winter conditions with ice in its lower altitudes and soft snow the rest of the way. A beautiful crescent moon on the descent and it only took us around one hour to descend.