Thursday, 30 December 2010

Warmer conditions for Hill Walking above the Sherramore Forest Today.

Today, I was out hill walking with Dave and Scott on Meall na h-Aisre, which sits above Garva Bridge.
The thaw has really taken effect. We had intended to ski tour as this area suits the use of skis so well, but the snow has been pushed right back and the rising temperatures have made the snow pack very soggy, so hence the walking boots instead, it was always a gamble and this time it didn't work for the touring idea, even though you start relatively high up!
The weather was, however better than forecast and we had some fine views over to the Corrieyarrack Pass and Creag Meagaidh, which seems to holding it's snow well and large bosses of ice hang road side still. If it becomes cold again whats left will be very sweet indeed, I live in hope for the New Year!
HPL winter walking, mountaineering and climbing skills courses are on offer for the new year, dates and very reasonable prices are on