Terry Abraham's Kickstarter funded Cairngorms In Winter project has begun. Terry has been up in the Cairngorms the last few days learning just what wintry conditions can be like here. He's already had to deal with strong winds, spindrift, snow and difficult terrain with snow hiding the rocks - a typical Cairngorms winter week. Added to that has been a deflating air bed and a gas stove reluctant to work in the cold plus a 30kg pack full of video gear. Having progressed along the northern edge of the mountains from Cairn Gorm to Cairn Lochan with two high level camps winds strong enough to blow him over and a weather forecast for blizzards persuaded Terry to leave the hills for a camp in the forest, where the wind is still strong. Here at 300 metres and some 20 miles from the mountains the winds were gusting fiercely when I took the above picture.
I'll be joining Terry in a few days time for some filming - probably in the glens and forests given the forecast. I'm looking forward to it.